While its parent company faces a grilling on Capitol Hill, Instagram is rolling out some fun new features to keep users amused.
"The new camera feature is available on iPhones and Android devices that support Instagram's version 39.0", an official Instagram blog post said on Wednesday.
The new tool should come in handy for anyone looking to leave Instagram for another photo- and video-sharing social network. To find Focus, swipe the carousel of camera names under the shutter until you see Focus (it should be next to Superzoom).
"As soon as there's someone in the shot, you'll notice the person stays in focus while the background softly blurs", Instagram said in the statement. Taking a photo or video using Focus mode still permits users of the feature to add filters, stickers or text once you've finished recording. If you're thinking, "hey, doesn't Instagram's focus mode sound a lot like the portrait mode that's available on iPhone 7+ and up?" then you would be correct, because they are basically the same thing.
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When asked about these claims, Facebook naturally denied them and responded by saying that the Instagram side "was not pressured" to clone Stories and that the decision was supposedly "internally" made. This update also gives Instagram Stories a leg up over Snapchat and it can be a potential hit with people.
Instagrammers will now be able to easily promote their accounts using the Nametags.
Exporting data from Instagram has been notoriously hard for years.
Instagram did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment, but tells TechCrunch it's now testing this feature. Apart from this, in order to expand its user base the app changed its algorithm and also witnessed a revamp with the change in its popular polaroid camera logo.