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Instagram's new Focus tool lets you shoot in portrait mode

Instagram's new Focus tool lets you shoot in portrait mode

The publication also says that the Facebook CEO was concerned Instagram was going to miss out on a whole generation if it didn't shake up its product.

Instagram on Tuesday introduced a new Focus camera feature for both photos and video that takes clear pictures of people in the foreground while softly blurring the background.

Let us know if you can access the feature on your device.

Facebook-owned Instagram is reportedly testing a new feature dubbed as "Nametags" - a clone of Snapchat's "Snapcode" which will let users create a "custom scannable tag" by designing a pattern of emojis. This will make it easier for users to bring their Instagram content with them or save it offline or to a different cloud service to upload to a different social network later if they choose.

As TechCrunch reports, there is no word yet on when the new tool will be available. Instagram just rolled out a new feature called Instagram Focus that ensures your selfies are on lock.

Amid the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, Instagram is now taking steps to allow users to have some control on their data.

The announcement comes amid global concerns about the privacy of users' information on social media platforms and the amount of user data that companies keep. Not only that, but Instagram also restricts the users from downloading the photos by tapping and saving them.

"But at a high level it allows you to download and export what you have shared on Instagram". So you will be able to delete your Instagram account without deleting your data which includes photos, videos, and messages.

"When you open the camera, you'll see "Focus" next to "Superzoom" under the record button", Instagram said in a blog post announcing the tool. There is also the question of quality of the photos and videos.


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