Instagram finally lets iOS users zoom in

Pinch and zoom to your heart's content on Instagram if you have an iPhone or iPad

Instagram finally lets iOS users zoom in
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File this under: What took you so long, Instagram?

I can't tell you the number of times I've attempted to zoom in on one of my crummy Instagram photos, hoping I might see better detail than I usually capture in my faraway shots. Now Instagram has enabled pinching and zooming of not just photos, but videos, for those with iPhones and other iOS devices. And I checked: It works with existing photos and videos, not just ones created from here on.

"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," Instagram proclaims.

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Instagram is pledging to extend the capability to Android users "in the coming weeks."

Next on our wish list: Cleaner embed code so that our content management system can deal with it.

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