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Instagram finally lets you pinch to zoom on photos and videos on iOS

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If you’re a shutterbug or a regular visitor of Instagram, you would know about the frustration of not having the option to zoom in on photos. And there might have also been times when you’d gone ahead and tried to zoom a picture, but remembered, oh!, you’re using Instagram.

Well, that’s about to change because Instagram is finally introducing the much requested ‘pinch to zoom’ feature on its iOS app.

As mentioned above, all you need to zoom is to pinch and we all indeed know how that works. This new feature, as one would expect, not only works with photos but with video content as well. It is also applicable to any piece of content on your feed, profiles, and Explore tab.

The new feature update has been made available to iOS users, starting today. Android users, i’m sad to say, but you’ll have to wait a little while longer, as the company says that the update will be released “in the coming weeks.” And Windows Mobile users, don’t even ask, you just got the Stories feature update yesterday.

Reinstating the fact on becoming a platform for more serious shutterbugs, and daily visitors, the company says,

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. And as things change, we’re still focused on improving the core parts of Instagram.

It has recently toned down its persona, and adopted a more modern and minimalistic look and feel, combining all the colors of the rainbow. It has also begun to allow you to share your picture perfect moments in multiple aspect ratios, without having to cut them down to a square box.

And taking the fight to Snapchat, it has recently introduced its own updated(but slightly outdated) version of the same idea, called Instagram Stories. And taking a step further, it’s now also introducing a new section that allows you to explore stories from strangers around the world.

But, even after all this, the most basic feature that had been missing from the photo-sharing platform has finally been made available to us. Thanks for the update!

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