Do you have an eye for detail?
Well, Instagram has just introduced the “zoom” feature, which allows users to get a more intimate and clearer look at the photos and videos on the photo sharing app.
Announcing the change last night (Wednesday, 31st August) at 11pm on Twitter, Instagram explained that users will be able to “pinch to zoom on photos & videos in feed, on profiles and on Explore”. There’s a catch, however: it’s only available on iOS so far. No word on when it’ll reach Android users, but it’ll probably be within this month.
User response has been positive so far, with a netizen on Twitter stating that the function is a “life changer” and another remarking that the feature would likely endear parents to the app. A netizen by the name of elishazchrh also expressed, “It’s advantageous for someone who’s currently using a small screen iPhone because I couldn’t afford to buy a bigger one.”
While the “zoom” feature has been well-received, other recent changes has caused an uproar amongst users. The most notable one being Instagram’s algorithm change, which caused photos and videos to be arranged according to popularity rather than chronologically.
A month ago, the photo sharing app also introduced “Stories“, a feature that allows people to create video montages documenting their daily activities that disappear in 24 hours. However, it caused backlash as users commented that it was very, very similar to Snapchat.