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How to change the Instagram app icon on iPhone



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Justin Duino

Instagram celebrates its tenth anniversary by letting you change the app icon in October 2020. There are a dozen options to choose from, including the classic Polaroid icon. How to change the Instagram app icon on your iPhone.

Unfortunately, it does not look like the Easter egg is available on Android at the time of writing.

First go to the App Store and check for app updates. Then open the Instagram app on your iPhone and tap the profile icon at the bottom right.

Tap the profile icon in the Instagram app

Click here on the hamburger’s menu icon in the upper right corner.

Press the menu button from your profile

In the popup window, select the “Settings” option.

Tap Settings in Instagram

On the Settings page, swipe down from the top of the screen. Continue swiping down until you reach the end of the screen. You see a series of emojis that guide you as you reach the top. You see confetti when you reach the end of the emoji.

Drag down Settings until you see Emojis and Confetti

You are now on the hidden app icon. Here are all the options available for Instagram app icons.

Settings for Instagram app icons

Select the app icon you want to switch to. You can choose the classic Polaroid camera, the original Instagram logo or any of the other custom icons.

Select a new Instagram icon

The icon changes and you will see a pop-up message confirming the change. Press the “OK” button to reject the pop-up window.

Press OK

Now, when you go back to your iPhone’s home screen, you will see the updated app icon.

Recently updated Instagram app icon

You can go back and change the app icon at any time while the feature is still available in the Instagram app.

Check out Sam Sheffer’s video to learn more about Instagram’s hidden Easter egg icon.


If you run iOS 14 or later, you can actually change the Instagram app icon to whatever you want. How to create custom app icons for your iPhone home screen.

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