Instagram Adds Support for Wide Color and Live Photos

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At Apple's September 2016 special event, Instagram announced several new features for its app to take advantage of various iPhone capabilities. Today, co-founder Mike Krieger announced that two of the features, wide color support and Live Photos support, are rolling out to users.

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Instagram had to revise its photo filters to support the iPhone 7's new camera capabilities. The new photo filters will allow users with an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus to see and capture a wider variety of hues in their photos.

Live Photos support for Instagram Stories has also been implemented. This allows users to upload GIFs into their Instagram Stories without using the standalone Boomerang app. To upload a Live Photos to Instagram Stories, users just have to 3D Touch on the Live Photos they want to upload before they upload it.

The other big feature Instagram announced in September, the ability to use the iPhone 7 Plus' telephoto lens for one-finger zoom, has not yet gone live. Neither wide color or Live Photos support for Instagram Stories require a user to update the app.

Instagram is available in the App Store for free [Direct Link]

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49 months ago
I still miss the old IG icon. They could've just made it flat...
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49 months ago
About time.
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49 months ago

makes colours more accurate and saturated

Okaaay havent noticed a difference compared to my old iPhone 6 :D
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49 months ago

Okaaay havent noticed a difference compared to my old iPhone 6 :D

You shouldn't notice anything 99% of the time. There is very little content out there that actually uses the wider color at the moment.
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49 months ago

I still haven't got the update? Last updated shows December 19

As the article shares at the end, no update is required. This means instagram enables the feature from the back end.

Facebook/Instagram are extremely slow at rolling out announced features. They typically roll the feature out in stages to different groups of people.

We could be waiting awhile.
[doublepost=1483693336][/doublepost]According to instagram CTO claims this should be enable for everyone with an iPhone 7. Can anyone confirm the feature is working for them?
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