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Instagram users can now zoom in on photos, videos

Khristian Ibarrola

Inquirer.net/Asia News Network

 /  Fri, September 2, 2016  /  03:52 pm
Instagram users can now zoom in on photos, videos

In what looks like something out of an episode of techie-series “Silicon Valley”, Instagram decides to launch an eerily similar feature to Snapchat and calls it Instagram Stories, Tuesday. (Shutterstock/-)

Photo sharing app Instagram disclosed a new feature on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) allowing iOS users to zoom in on photos and videos.

By simply using a pinch gesture, the latest update covers content on users’ feed, other profiles and in Explore, The Verge reported.

The platform’s much-anticipated feature, which had been requested by millions of users over the years, bolsters the app’s focus on catering to serious photographers rather than just social media mavens.

Multiple aspect ratios help users share images as they are meant to be seen, while zooming in allows users to hone on their preferred details, the report said.

(Read also: Instagram launches Snapchat-like feature: Instagram Stories)

Instagram, however, still does not support image rotation for landscape snaps, while several tech sites stressed the need for the app to upgrade its maximum resolution of 1080 pixels wide.

Android, users, meanwhile, will have to wait longer for the update, as the new feature will be rolling out to Google-based products ”in the coming weeks.” Instagram has yet to confirm if the update will also support Windows users.

Watch Instagram’s introduction of the new feature below.

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