Instagram is typically working on a lot of things all the time. Sometimes it announces those changes, and other times it’s all meant to be behind-the-scenes efforts ahead of a public announcement.
Today is one of the days where Instagram gets ahead of the rumors. The social network, which is owned by Facebook, has just announced in a public blog post that it is making some changes to the profile page. The company says that “over the next few weeks” Instagram users may start to see their profile page get rearranged, with buttons and icons changing, and changing the way users navigate between tabs. The goal here is to make the profile page easier to navigate.
The good news is that the grid of your shared photos and videos won’t be changing:
“Over the next several weeks, you may see features re-arranged at the top of your profile including changes to icons, buttons and the way you navigate between tabs, which we hope will make profiles easier and cleaner to use. The photos and videos you’ve shared on your grid won’t change.”
This is a work-in-progress, and Instagram will be testing different layouts. Those changes will be rolling out in phases, and it will be happening between now and over the next few weeks. There doesn’t seem to be any word on whether or not how many times a profile page can change, so it seems possible that you may see a few different alterations before Instagram settles on whatever layout they choose in the future.
In other news related to Instagram, the company recently announced some changes to combat inauthentic activity on the platform. In addition to that, the platform also finally launched its usage dashboard, which will help monitor time spent in the app.
If you’re a heavy Instagram user, how would you change the profile page, if at all?[via Instagram]