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The social media platform Instagram turned ten years old! It was launched on October 6, 2010, a few months after the iPhone 4's release.
For ten years, Instagram has been the most popular photo-sharing app, and it still is. There are nearly 1 billion active users on Instagram every month and almost 500 million daily active users. Instagram is currently not only the place for photo-sharing, but also a marketplace. Users can make purchases without even leaving the app. This social network is a good way to get income; 31% of people make more than $75k per year on Instagram.
Instagram has combined all the popular and necessary functions. For example, Instagram Stories, borrowed from Snapchat; IGTV is Instagram's answer to YouTube's longer-form video; and the TikTok clone, Instagram Reels.
As Instagram grew and new features were added, the design of the Instagram icon changed too. And in honor of the anniversary, the Instagram team released an update and added an easter egg to the app that lets you change its home screen icon.
To do it, you need to go to the Instagram settings and drag the list of options down. You will see some emojis and a festive burst of confetti. Then the set of icons will open, including the classic Polaroid-style camera icon, icons from beta versions, Pride rainbow icon, monochrome options, current icon, and others.
Unfortunately, it will only last through October. Instagram's message reads, "this month, we're inviting you to change your app icon to your favorite."
The update still may not be available to all users. If your swipe in the settings does not activate anything, you should wait a bit, the Easter egg will appear soon.