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This article was published on June 15, 2015


Spotify changed the color of its icon and it’s driving people crazy

Spotify changed the color of its icon and it’s driving people crazy
Owen Williams
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Owen Williams

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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

The latest update to Spotify on iOS quietly introduced a new icon for the music streaming service. That new icon is very close to the old one, except the company has tweaked the shade of green and it’s making people mad and confused.

I woke up this morning to the new icon and can’t deal with it on my home screen — something about the shade of green isn’t right.

At first, I thought I was crazy because I checked the Spotify update notes and it simply said “minor improvements” but I’m not the only one confused and a little frustrated:

https://twitter.com/noahdglynn/status/610506507067633664

There are a few people who are confused if their phone has broken or if something else has gone wrong:

https://twitter.com/falling_meteor/status/610537517729849344

For others, it borders on frustration — perhaps even enough to delete it.

A handful of others, however, seem to like the change:

https://twitter.com/beijiru/status/610392843673337856

It looks like Spotify thought it could quietly update its icon to match its other branding, but users aren’t so happy with the change.

What do you think about the new icon? Is it great, terrible, or simply something you don’t care about? Vote on the poll and let us know in the comments!

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