Portrait Shooting Mode Might Soon Be Coming To Instagram Stories Camera

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Mar 6, 2018
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The Portrait mode was first popularized by Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus with its dual-lens camera setup. The trend was carried forward in the recent iteration of the devices as well. In addition to this, the feature was also brought to several Android smartphones as well, such as the Google Pixel 2 and many more. However, the Portrait mode, which provides a DSLR-like background blur, might be coming to the highly popular photo-sharing service, under Instagram Stories. So let’s dive in to see some more details on the subject.

Instagram Working To Add A Portrait Mode Camera Shutter In Its Stories

As reported by TechCrunch on Monday, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service is working on bringing its own Portrait mode camera feature. The feature is evident in the icon of the Portrait shutter for the Stories camera hidden in the application file on Instagram for Android.

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The report elaborates that the feature will allow users to capture portraits with the trending bokeh effect or blurred backgrounds. Other lighting effects will most probably be part of it as well. The aforementioned icon will be overlaid on the camera shutter button of Instagram Stories. You will swipe to the mode corresponding to the camera shutter that you require. The collection of shutter modes also includes the Superzoom and Boomerang and the portrait mode functionality would be an extension to it.

If you happen to own a smartphone with dual lens camera setup that features the portrait functionality, you can still easily upload photos to the platform without any hassle. However, since many users use Instagram’s built-in camera to record videos and take photos for the Stories section, the portrait mode addition would definitely be a welcome addition. This is due to the fact that users would have to perform one less operation in order to upload portrait shots.

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It’s good to see Instagram further improving the Stories section of the app. Probably, we will see more features in the near future. As for the availability of the option, there’s no official word for it at the moment. Nonetheless, we will update you as soon as the functionality arrives.

This is all for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Instagram adding a new camera shutter mode in its Stories section? Share your views with us in the comments.

Source: TechCrunch

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