On Tuesday, instagram unveil twin features to its app worldwide. The new features are Focus and @mention stickers. Talking about the focus feature, it is a new camera format on instagram stories.
Focus lets users take portrait shots with Bokeh effect from their phone’s rear or front camera. “When you take a photo or video of someone in the Focus format, their face will stay focused while the background blurs, giving the photo that polished look – something you’ll want to share with friends,” says Instagram in a statement.
HOW TO USE FOCUS FEATURE ON INSTAGRAM
To use the feature, open the Stories tab on the Instagram app. You will see the new Focus button placed next to Superzoom in the Record tab. As the app detects a face in this mode, it will automatically blur out the background. You can tap to click a photo or tap and hold to record a video.
Focus will be available on selected iOS and Android which includes iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and Android phone (2015 and above). The feature will be available as part of version 39.0 for iOS on the App Store, and the same version for Android on Google Play.
Looking at the @mention sticker feature, it will be available only for iOS users. While handle mentions have been part of Instagram Stories for a while now, Instagram is now rolling out the new @mention sticker.
HOW TO USE @MENTION FEATURE ON INSTAGRAM
To use the feature, open the stickers tray after you take a photo or record a video, tap the @mention sticker, and start typing the name of the account you want to mention and select from the options that appear. The sticker will then be created which you can resize and position on any part of the image or video.
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