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Instagram rolls out Wide Color and Live Photos support for iPhone users

06 January 2017 3

At Apple's September 2016 special event, Instagram’s head of design, Ian Spalter debuted a completely revamped version of the photo sharing app and announced several new features for its app to take advantage of various iPhone capabilities. Well, keeping that promise, Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger has today announced that two of the features, wide color support and Live Photos support, are rolling out to users.


Instagram has revamped its photo filters to support new camera capabilities in iPhone 7. The update allows iPhone users to both capture and display wide color images.

In addition to the enhanced color imagery, Instagram has also added support for Live Photos which means that the users can directly upload Live Photos as Boomerangs into their Instagram Stories. Previously users need to use a separate Boomerang app to do this. However the process has been simplified now and no standalone app is required. For those unaware, Boomerang is a mini-videos app which makes photos loop forward and backward on repeat.

While wide color gamut and Live Photos integration have been rolled out, a third feature providing support for iPhone 7 Plus' "telephoto" lens which was announced back in September is yet to be implemented.

These new features are available only for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users. These do not really come in the form of updates, but come as a backend update which has been rolled out to the users directly.

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Instagram rolls out Wide Color and Live Photos support for iPhone users
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AbhayThakur

No doubt it's great to know that Instagram now supports these features. But my question is the phone should have that much capable camera to pull off the feature. What if the camera in the phone isn't that strong.

SarojiniBabar

Mate, have you read the story correctly? The feature is rolled out for iPhone 7, that already has one of the best cameras around. As a matter of fact, during the Apple event the camera feature was stressed a lot. It's surely the USP of the device.

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