Instagram Updates iOS App With Pinch-to-Zoom Ability on Photos

A small but noticeable update has hit Instagram today, with the company launching the ability to zoom in on photos within the iOS app. With pinch-to-zoom support, users can get better close-up views of Instagram posts within their feed, on other users' profiles, and in the Explore tab.

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Users will be able to zoom in on videos in each of these locations as well, but the update is only rolling out to iOS Instagram users right now, with no word yet regarding when it might debut on Android. You can download Instagram from the iOS App Store for free. [Direct Link]



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33 months ago
Great news! This might seem insignificant to many people, but this is probably the biggest feature missing from the app except an iPad version.
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33 months ago
Hmmm.... I just checked and found an update to Instagram, installed it and no zoom yet, and its not listed in the description. They must be rolling it out as another update...

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33 months ago
#innovation
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33 months ago
Pinch to zoom on already low res photos? That's going to look fab..
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33 months ago
You might need to kill the app and open it again. I think it's a bad implementation of pinch to zoom because it will not stay zoomed. It's more like a magnify thing.

Not to exciting.

Edit. And yeah, photos look low quality when magnifying them.
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33 months ago
can finally zoom in on boobies and butts
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33 months ago
This is a long overdue feature. I know a few people, myself included that keep trying to zoom on photos only to be reminded that we couldn’t.
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33 months ago
About freaking time. Agreed, should have been there from the start.
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33 months ago

You might need to kill the app and open it again. I think it's a bad implementation of pinch to zoom because it will not stay zoomed. It's more like a magnify thing.

Not to exciting.

Edit. And yeah, photos look low quality when magnifying them.

Thanks. It helped to kill the app but a horrible implementation.
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33 months ago

I remember a rare interview with Kevin and the other guy from the Instagram team. Saying they are overwhelmed with the feature requests from people, but that they don't want to do them - they rather do things right. Take the time they need to perfect the basic features to create an innovating and unique experience as a compliment on top of Twitter. Something Twitter couldn't offer. The other guy said they of course want other feature, but the simplicity of the app and just a square picture forces people indirectly to think twice about what they post. So we can all enjoy quality over quantity and have something interesting to come back to, explore, and converse about. Rather than the big stream of tweets Twitter offered.

Then Facebook bought it. And now it's a blatant rip of everything they want someone else to code, while Kevin rides bikes through the world and posts it on his old app

Money ruins everything. On the other hand, I am sure the latest group of 12 year olds love it that they don't have to think twice about which app to use, how to use it, what to share, or if it has any quality. Just click and spam.

Not sure how having a rather straightforward, basic, and essentially fairly fundamental ability to zoom on a picture is running anything or anything close to that.
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