Instagram Finally Adds Pinch to Zoom

“Why can’t we pinch on Instagram photos and videos to zoom in on them?” Well, now you can, at least on iOS, with Android to follow “in the coming weeks.”

Instagram announced the launch of the new feature Wednesday:

Starting today, you can pinch to zoom on photos and videos in feed, on profiles and on Explore. Dive into an adorable puppy’s smile or into every detail of your friend’s new shirt.

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.

Zoom is available today for Instagram on iOS. Zoom will be available on Android in the coming weeks.

Readers: What do you think of finally gaining the ability to pinch and zoom on Instagram?

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