A minor Instagram update released this morning lists only bug fixes in the description, but has quietly added a long overdue feature - a share sheet extension. With the new version of Instagram, it's possible to use the "share" feature in Photos or another app that supports share extensions to upload content directly to Instagram without needing to open the Instagram app.

When viewing images in Photos, selecting an image and then tapping on "share" now brings up Instagram alongside other sharing options like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. Selecting Instagram will allow users to write a caption before sending the image to Instagram.

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As MacStories points out, Instagram's share extension is limited. Adding a caption to a photo is the only option, with no available photo adjustment tools or options for adding locations and people tags.

Instagram can be added to the share sheet through the Photos app by tapping on share, selecting the "More" button, and choosing to toggle on the Instagram option. Once that's done, Instagram will always be available in the share sheet of any app with share functionality.

Instagram can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

mediachicken Avatar
104 months ago
Wouldn't it make more sense if the extension simply launched the instagram photo editor with the selected photo? Sharing photos this way completely skips the process that made instagram... well, instagram.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
104 months ago
Now give us a damn iPad app.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
smacrumon Avatar
104 months ago
Just watch Facebook turn Instagram into an app people hate. Instagram started off with such pure ideas and it has since changed in some undesirable ways. In 12-18 months I suspect we'll see an app that is totally commercialized an no longer fun.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ovo6 Avatar
104 months ago
Snapchat needs to add this and let us post to story
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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