Instagram introduces Superzoom feature: Here's how to use it

Instagram gets more creative with its new feature and filter. Check it out.

  • Published: October 27, 2017 10:48 AM IST

Instagram has recently introduced quite a few nifty features that bring the creativity in you. One such feature was Boomerang, and now it has introduced another feature that could be just as fun. Instagram’s new feature dubbed Superzoom will automatically zoom your smartphone’s camera for an up and close photo or video. The feature has started rolling out for Android and iOS users. The feature gets activated with just a single tap in Stories.

The new feature also creates dramatic sound effects, along with zooming-in your photo. It will make it a cinch to record quick reaction videos or to add a dramatic flair to just about anything you think of. To use the new Superzoom feature, all you need to do is start a new story, swipe to the ‘Superzoom’ option, hold to record, add desired filters and effects, and you’re done. The feature allows users to send the final product via Instagram Direct, share as a story, or even push it out as a normal post.

Besides this new feature, with Halloween around the corner, Instagram has added five new Halloween-related face filters and Halloween stickers. These will be available through November 1. You can choose between looking like a zombie or a vampire or a ghost. The sticker options include pumpkins, candy corn, and other spooky things. ALSO READ: Instagram now lets you share Stories to Facebook directly

Instagram, in its blog post said, “Whether you’re planning spooky activities with friends or just hanging out at home, get into the Halloween spirit by turning yourself into a zombie, transforming from a vampire into a flying bat or getting lost in a mysterious fog. You can also add Halloween stickers to your photos and videos as a final touch.”

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As of September, Instagram had reached 800 million monthly active users, up from 600 million in December 2016. Instagram also said it has 500 million daily active users. The photo-sharing site recently introduced ‘Polling stickers’, which allows you to ask a question, and provide two answers that users can choose from. The default responses are “yes” and “no,” but you can also ask users to choose between two different options.

  • Published Date: October 27, 2017 10:48 AM IST