Facebook-owned Instagram has rolled out an update adding the ability to change photo captions even after you’ve posted them, a much needed feature that was previously missing in the app. Apart from allowing you to correct your dreaded typos, the new update also introduces a new discovery tool in the Explore tab, shows off some small design changes, and now also lets you edit your photo’s location. Also Read - Instagram testing new Collab feature for posts, Reels: Here's how it works
Announcing the update on its official blog post, Instagram said, “Photo caption editing has been one of the top requests that we’ve heard from the community, and we’re excited to finally bring it to you today.” Also Read - Instagram Sensitive Control feature launched: Here's how to limit sensitive content in Explore tab
You can now edit the caption of your posted photos and videos with the additional ‘Edit’ option available, when you click on the menu button in the bottom right corner that used to earlier bring up the share, delete and tag people options. Just like Facebook, the photos will have the word ‘Edited’ appear above captions that have been corrected. Similarly, you can now also edit locations whenever necessary. Also Read - Top 5 free Android apps on Google Play store this week
With this update, the Explore menu has now been split into two tabs – Photos and People. The Photos tab works like the old Explore tab showing you popular posts from friends and the ones that are trending on Instagram community. The new People tab gives recommendations of new accounts to follow, including people you’re connected to on other social networks, along with a preview of some of their most recent posts.
The update has been rolled out for all Android and iOS users and can be downloaded for free from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store respectively.