You Can Finally Zoom in on Your Instagram Feed
Instagram's great -- but when you're creeping, one huge drawback is not being able to zoom in. To, uh, check for red eye. Yeah, that's it.
But not anymore!
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.
As detailed in a video on the official Instagram account of... Instagram, "Starting today, you can pinch to zoom on photos and videos in feed, on profiles and on Explore."
For now, the feature is limited to iOS devices, with a forthcoming update coming to Android in a few weeks. Somehow, as Mashable points out, IG has always lacked the basic image function included on iOS since 2007. For the record, IG was born in 2010. Other things that last six years: US Senate terms; the entirety of Dawson's Creek;
Kim Kardashian's marriages.
This is just one of many updates the photo-sharing network has seen in the last few months. And now, you'll just be pinching yourself over the ability to zoom! Probably not.
But now you can zoom in on all those photos when people share their Instagram accounts on Tinder!
Ryan Craggs is Thrillist's Senior News Editor. He kinda doesn't care about zooming on IG, but hey, why not? Follow him @ryanrcraggs.