Here’s what Instagram of the future could look like

Facebook is secretly testing a major Instagram redesign that could eventually roll out to all users.

The redesign, which was revealed by 9to5Mac, sees the app adopt a flatter black-and-white aesthetic.

However, it appears that the functionality of the app hasn’t actually changed at all. That’s probably a good thing, considering the backlash Instagram faced over its decision to change the order that posts appear in the main feed.

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Speaking to Mashable, Instragram confirmed that this redesign was being trialled, and that it only includes superficial changes.

“We often test new experiences with a small percentage of the global community. This is a design test only,” the spokesperson said.

Of course, the fact that this design revamp is being tested doesn’t actually mean it will eventually be adopted. There’s a good chance Instragram may scrap this new design completely.

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Instagram first launched back in 2010, and was bought by Facebook in April 2012 for around $1 billion.

Over 400 million people use Instagram at least once a month globally, marking it as one of the world’s biggest social networks.

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