While there are a lot of mixed reviews when it comes to the redesign of the largest photo-sharing social media platform, most of it can be chocked up to the fact that people are not good with change. That said, the Buzzfeed Instagram series as though to show that the company didn't actually go in a bad direction.
Although simpler and way more colorful than people have become accustomed to, the use of a rainbow-like gradient is quite beautiful. As shown through the Buzzfeed Instagram series, Starbucks, McDonalds and so many other companies take on a summery appeal -- a feel that many people can appreciate. When it comes to Instagram itself, they mood they are portraying is one that is youthful and highly visual, which is its target demographic in general.
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