Wouldn’t it be fascinating if you could change the Instagram App’s Icon on your mobile to make it look different?
The older versions of Instagram by default had the option to change its icon within the application itself.
It was simple and easy to change the icon of Instagram previously where you could easily do that with a few simple steps.
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You just had to open the Instagram Application, Go to your Profile, then to Settings. After this, you were supposed to swipe your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom to see all the available older app icons of Instagram. You could then choose any icon of your choice and get it changed.
How to Change Instagram App Icon
The updated versions of Instagram do not allow you to change its icon on default from the Instagram application and the method that used to work earlier doesn’t work now.
However, you can still change the Instagram app icon, if you want your Instagram app icon to be different on the home screen. But the catch is, you would have to use a third-party application to change the application’s icon.
I would explain to you to change the Instagram Application’s icon of your choice.
Change Instagram App Icon on Android
As mentioned earlier, you would need a third-party application to change the icon of your Instagram application on your android device.
Step 1: Download and install the “X Icon Changer” app from Play Store.
Step 2: Open the X Icon Changer application on your mobile.
Step 3: Select the Instagram application from the dashboard. You can also search for it using the search bar.
You can select any application whose icon you want to change.
Step 4: This application provides you with various icons for your application in its library. Choose any if you like. You can also add the image of your choice if you don’t like the default icons.
Step 5: To add your own image as an icon, go to the photos tab and choose gallery. You can also capture your icon using the camera option.
You would need to watch an ad to add photos from the gallery.
Step 6: Now, select the image that you want as an icon. Crop the icon as per the shape you prefer and then click on done.
If you don’t have an icon you can download it from any source and use it.
Step 7: Click on OK on the top right corner to save the changes. You would need to allow permission from the device settings and then a shortcut of the application with a new icon would be created on the home screen.
You can also change the name of the application with the new icon.
A new shortcut for the application would be created in the home screen with the new icon.
However, the default Instagram application with the original icon would still be available on your mobile as the main Instagram application.
The application with the new icon is only created as a shortcut on the home screen and has nothing to do with the official Instagram application and icon.
If you don’t want the application with the new icon or you wish to add another icon, you can simply remove the shortcut from the home screen.
Change Instagram App Icon on iOs
You would need an external third-party application named Shortcuts to change the icon of the Instagram app on your iOS device.
The said application is available on App Store and can be easily downloaded.