Instagram & Facebook App Icons Now Blend Into Some Home Screens On Android
By Mikelle Leow, 24 Oct 2023
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Android users have long cherished the ability to customize their home screens. Android 12 and 13 further accommodates this desire for self-expression, enabling dynamic theming system-wide and permitting third-party apps to harmonize their icons with people’s individual aesthetics.
Having gone through great lengths to create a specific look for their phones, users might get a little annoyed when their app icons stick out like sore thumbs on their wallpapers. Among the culprits is Facebook and Instagram parent Meta, who is slow to embrace system-wide theming. Thankfully, it appears the company is finally catching up with its opponents and is experimenting with app logos that dynamically adapt to their environments.
This long-overdue move by Meta was initially noticed by Android expert Mishaal Rahman. It seems users running the latest alpha version of Instagram and Facebook are beginning to see these more cohesive icons on their screens.
According to 9to5Google, the integration appears to extend to the Messenger app as well.
Alas, for the rest of us, the much more consistent-looking icons won’t be available just yet as the rollout is exclusive to a private group. Embrace their uniqueness while they last.
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