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Instagram Adds Zooming Capability – Pinch to Zoom Now Available

Instagram adds zooming capability to its app, a feature we’ve been waiting for a while now. How many of you have become frustrated when trying to see all the details in a certain photo? Probably many Instagrammers have complained about it. Because starting August 31, Instagram allows users to zoom in on pictures.

Instagram Adds Zooming Capability – Pinch to Zoom Now Available
iOS users can already start zooming.

Fellow Instagrammers (and stalkers, we might jokingly add), starting pinching and zooming because you now can. The photos-sharing, social networking company has made quite a few changes since taken over by Facebook a couple of years back.

In efforts to extend the user experience, new features have been gradually rolled out. A new logo, sponsored posts, the ability to post non-square images, and more, are just a few of the changes Instagram has gone through. And the reason? Only to get better.

On August 31, it was announced that Instagram adds zooming capability. This means that it now supports pinch to zoom and users can magnify certain parts of both photos and videos. The feature is available for profile pages, main feed, and on the Explore tab.

It’s quite surprising that the feature has not been implemented sooner. Following the report, Instagrammers have expressed relief that they are finally able to zoom in on photos and videos.

“Starting today, you can pinch to zoom on photos and videos in feed, on profiles and on Explore. Dive into an adorable puppy’s smile or into every detail of your friend’s new shirt. Over the past six months, you’ve seen many exciting changes come to Instagram, from a new icon to longer videos and even a new way to share everyday moments with Instagram Stories,” says Instagram.

Prior to the update, people used to screenshot to creep on certain pictures. Now, using only your fingers, you can “pinch” the screen and it will zoom on either a photo or a video.

Before you go check your account for the update, there’s something you should know. The feature is currently available for iOS users alone. However, an Android update is in the works and it shouldn’t be too long now for all Instagrammers to enjoy the new capability. Instagram says it’s coming “in the coming weeks”.


About Megan Bailey

Megan Bailey is a true journalist, but it wasn’t easy for her to find her true calling. She worked in a PC service all throughout her college and not she is using her hardware and software skills to write technology articles. The thing she loves most about her job is being able to keep tech lovers up to date with the recent trends.

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