Instagram has finally added a long-awaited feature. Say goodbye to accidental likes or the dread of passing your phone to your mother because users can now zoom in on photos and videos.
The pinch-to-zoom feature will be available in the user’s feed, on profiles and in the Explore tab. It is currently available on iOS and will be made available soon on Android, according to their Instagram post.
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. And as things change, we’re still focused on improving the core parts of Instagram. Zoom is available today for Instagram on iOS. Zoom will be available on Android in the coming weeks.
This additional feature is one of many new upgrades Instagram has made recently. They released a portrait and landscape mode last year, debuted a new look in May and earlier this month, unveiled Instagram Stories, which allows users to share snapshots and videos from their day in a slideshow format, much like Snapchat.
Just imagine the possibilities the zoom feature will bring!
Twitter Reacts to Instagram’s New Zoom Feature
You can pinch to zoom on Instagram now?! One more tool for suspicious girls to further their inherent investigating skills added!
— Megan Batoon (@meganbatoon) August 31, 2016
The new Instagram update allows you to zoom into pictures.
My mom has wanted this since 2013.
— chase crawford (@chsecrwfrd) August 31, 2016
You can now zoom in on Instagram. Which essentially just triples the fear of an accidental double tap. So good luck everyone.
— IncrediblyRich (@IncrediblyRich) August 31, 2016
"Silicon Valley is done innovating."
*Instagram drops pinch to zoom*
"And they pull me back in!"
— Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) August 31, 2016
attention all moms, you can now zoom on Instagram.
— byron (@tbhbyron) August 31, 2016
Can finally show my mum a picture on Instagram without her trying to zoom in and accidentally liking it
— Katie Coates (@katiecoatess) August 31, 2016
I wouldn't mind the zoom feature on Instagram if the uploads weren't so compressed
— Ryan (@iamryanmillier) August 31, 2016
Big #Instagram news. You can now zoom in on photos. Saves that awkward 'accidental like'
— Holly Jones (@HollyJonesRadio) August 31, 2016
Lurk game strong with the new Instagram zoom feature pic.twitter.com/spsEua2YbA
— Complex News (@Complex_News) August 31, 2016
When you realize you can finally zoom on Instagram pic.twitter.com/9RTNeSVYI1
— Jennifer Hassan (@GuinnessKebab) August 31, 2016
you can finally zoom in on photos in Instagram. creepin just got 10 times more fun.
— stacy (@thinkfreelyy) August 31, 2016
INSTAGRAM ZOOM!?!? Now I can zoom and not accidentally like photos whilst creeping? pic.twitter.com/ienZGybRbo
— Andy Shannon (@broseph_michael) August 31, 2016
Have you been waiting for this Instagram update?