Instagram Now Supports Live Photos And Wide Color Capture
Facebook-owned Instagram is making quite a boatload of changes in the app. While the additions are pretty neat and nifty, there was something that needed desperate support. The launch of iPhone 6s and 6s Plus introduced us to Live Photos, but the photo sharing platform did not support it back then. Now, the company has sorted out a way to turn Live Photos into a Boomerang, which are short looping videos. Moreover, the new update also adds wide color capture support for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Lets see what more does Instagram has in store for users.
Instagram Adds Support For Live Photos And Wide Color Capture On The iPhone 7 And 7 Plus.
Firstly, Live Photos can be added to Instagram through the app itself. All you have to do is open the camera roll through Instagram on your iPhone and then perform the 3D Touch operation on a Live Photo. This will ultimately convert the Live Photo into a Boomerang which can then be uploaded to Instagram. It’s definitely a neat feature which was previously missing on iPhones with 3D Touch support.
Speaking of Wide Color Capture on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, you will not only be able to show off vibrancy of your photos but would also be able to see other user’s photos in all their might. It’s about time Instagram has worked on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus’s wide color support. Nonetheless, we’re glad that it’s here.
If you're on an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, Instagram now supports wide color capture and display throughout the app—writing an eng blog on it soon
— Mike Krieger (@mikeyk) January 5, 2017
One thing to note here is that the changes mentioned above are made on Instagram’s server side. So, if you don’t receive an update through the App Store, there’s no need to worry. According to the co-founder and CTO of the popular photo sharing app stated that the update has already been rolled out to almost everyone.
Initially, the company had planned to introduce these features when Apple launched its newest handsets back in September of last year. Other than this, the on-stage demo also showcased the iPhone 7’s telephoto lens support for one-handed zoom on Instagram. While this feature is not yet available on the app, we do hope that it arrives soon for the iPhone 7 Plus. Nonetheless, support for wide color and Live Photos is definitely something that we would love to try.
This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Instagram’s server side update for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus’s wide color and Live Photos support? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.