Instagram has been updated, making the app optimized for iOS 7. Version 4.2.0 brings mostly visual optimizations for the app, making the design of the app match the aesthetic stylings of iOS 7.
The update increases the size of photos and videos in your feed to expand to the edge of the screen, which translates to better resolution. Grid view has been streamlined, allowing content to appear larger than before. Profile pictures have been changed from a square to a circular form, keeping with iOS 7’s design.
Instagram for iOS 7 can be downloaded from the App Store. Blog post follows below.
Announcing Instagram for iOS 7
INSTAGRAM NEWS, IOS7
Today we’re excited to announce Instagram for iOS 7.
We put the community—and the photos and videos you share—first. To bring you the best experience possible, we have always valued beauty and simplicity in our app. With the introduction of iOS 7 and its emphasis on clarity, we were excited to rebuild the look and feel of Instagram in a way that would bring these principles together and let the moments this community captures and shares shine.
In this update you will find that we’ve increased the size of photos and videos in your feed so that they expand to the edges of your screen. We’re also happy to say that increased size means increased resolution, so photos and videos will be clearer and more vibrant than ever.
In grid view, we streamlined things so that your content will also appear larger. We led our redesign with a focus on clarity to keep the feel of Instagram clean, simple and grounded in the photos and videos you discover and share.
Lastly, in keeping with iOS 7’s conventions, we’ve made profile pictures circular so Instagram feels at home on your phone.
To learn more about Instagram for iOS 7, visit the Instagram help center.
Instagram for iOS version 4.2 is available for download today in Apple’s App Store.