Instagram Adds Support for Wide Color Capture and Live Photos


Instagram has added support for wide color to its iOS client on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Besides showing the vibrancy of the wide color photos taken from the new iPhones, the app will also show wide color photos from other users in all their glory.

In addition, the update also allows users to turn Live Photos into a Boomerang which are short looping videos. This can be done by opening the camera roll through the Instagram app on your iPhone and then 3D Touch-ing on a Live Photo. This will convert the image into a Boomerang that you can then upload to Instagram.

All the above changes are server side from Instagram so don’t worry if you don’t find any update for the app on the App Store. The co-founder and CTO of Instagram Mike Krieger says that the server-side update has been rolled out to almost everyone.

Instagram had first announced its intention to add support for these new features to its app back in September 2016 when Apple had unveiled the iPhone 7. The demo from Instagram also included support for the telephoto lens on the iPhone 7 Plus for one-finger zoom. However, almost four months later, the company has only gotten around to adding support for wide color and Live Photos, with no word on when the one-finger zoom feature would make its way to the iPhone 7 Plus.

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