Instagram finally introduces ZOOM

By John Thomas

The popular photo and video sharing social network Instagram is finally letting its users to zoom in on photos and videos. “Today we’re bringing ZOOM to Instagram on iOS! Starting today, you can pinch to zoom on photos and videos. Dive into an adorable puppy’s smile or into every detail of your friend’s new shirt,” the company said on its blog.


The new feature works with photos and videos on your newsfeed, profiles and in Explore. However, you will have to hold the pinch gesture or it will snap back.

“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.


At the moment, Zoom is available only on iOS. As usual, Android users will have to wait for it “a few weeks”.

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