Instagram has just announced a huge change to its iOS app that might be an end to some of the editing and tuning we do to our photos. The change will allow you to pinch the photos to zoom in and do the same for videos. The new feature will be available throughout the entire app, according to their release. Pinch to zoom will be available on the media that shows up on people you've followed, on public profiles, and in the "Explore" tab.
While the feature isn't available to Android users as of yet, it will be out "in the coming weeks."
Zooming in and out on photos and videos is something that so many people have requested over the years. People have started to come up with their own ways to see the nitty-gritty details of photos, but nothing has ever actually been all that easy. So far, the update is available on the app store, but it still hasn't quite gone live within the app yet.
Instagram posted a video that announced the feature and a vague idea of what it will look like on Twitter:
According to those who have seen it, when you pinch the media, a lightbox effect will take place and then they will actually come out of the original frame as you try to zoom. There is no word as to whether or not this is going to lead to changes in what you can upload to Instagram. Zooming in too far will likely lead to some pixellation as Instagram still caps uploads at about 1080 pixels wide.