Instagram had given us almost everything we ever wanted… except the ability to zoom. But now, we have that too! Thank you Instagram, we love you.
After Instagram gave us multi-account support back in November, we thought there was not much left for the platform to do for us humble users. But then we got landscape and full portrait images. And what about when to our surprise, a few weeks ago, Instagram gave us Stories. I was delighted, excited and satisfied. So much so, that I had almost forgotten about one of the biggest mobile usage frustrations shared by millions: not being able to zoom in on an Instagram image!
I surprised myself having to screenshot my feed to then be able to zoom in from my camera roll. NOT PRACTICAL.
So imagine how happy I was, when I found out we could finally pinch-to-zoom on Instagram for iOS.
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.
The new feature lets you zoom in on both photos and videos on Instagram, and on your feed, profile pages, and the Explore tab.
If you’re an Android user, don’t despair. Instagram zoom will be available on Android “in the coming weeks.”
Ok, I have to go now, I will be zooming in on all the photos coming up on my feed.