Instagram Says It’s Now Much Faster on Android

    March 11, 2014
    Josh Wolford
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Instagram for Android users are being treated with an app update today, one that the photo-sharing service claims will boost overall speed and simplify visuals that will benefit both smaller and larger devices.

“Today, we’re excited to announce improvements to the way Instagram for Android looks and feels,” says the company in a blog post. “These changes mean a faster, more responsive app. Your profile screen now loads twice as fast, and we’ve cut the overall app size in half to increase speed throughout Instagram.”

Other than the boost in speed, Instagram says you’ll notice a tweak in the UI as well.

“By making our design cleaner, we’ve also made Instagram for Android easier to use. We’ve simplified our visuals throughout our app, making use of valuable screen space for small devices and feature phones and rearranging our design to keep buttons within easy reach as you navigate the app on a larger device.”

This means that Instagram will look much better on less-sophisticated Android devices, which continue to dominate the market share in some countries across the globe.

This is a pretty significant update to Instagram’s Android platform, even though it brings no new features to the app. By contrast, Instagram just made a small update to its iOS app that allows users to strengthen of soften their photos with a new Lux slider.

You can grab the Android update right now on Google Play.

Image via Instagram Blog