How To Get Instagram's New Portrait 'Focus' Feature

How To Get Instagram's New Portrait 'Focus' Feature

Instagram is rolling out a couple new features for its iOS and Android apps today, including one that echoes a native Apple camera mode.

In the Instagram app, once you launch the stories camera, you should see "Focus" as an option next to Superzoom. It is, however, not available on all phones, it only now works with the iPhone SE, 6S, 6S+, 7, 7+, 8, 8+, and X. It also works with select Android devices.

What are your thoughts on Instagram's new Focus feature for Portrait Mode photos? This new mode aims to be "giving the photo that polished look". Interesting enough, you can also take a video, which is cool! Now screenshots and a short demo showing the new feature has been shared online thanks to TechCrunch. Five months after launching that feature, Snapchat said users were already scanning millions of them each week.

While the feature is pretty great to have, you should know that it will only be available on the iPhone 6s and later models of the iPhone excluding the iPhone SE. Instagram just rolled out a new feature called Instagram Focus that ensures your selfies are on lock.

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Focus makes the Instagram camera - in-app - the one to do all the magic.

Following in the recent bokeh trend, Focus mode allows users to blur out the background of their images, although it is now limited to select devices. Instagram user names can be added into the sticker to alert other users, and as with other stickers, it can be rotated, scaled and placed as desired within an image or video.

Photos with a bokeh effect (blurred backgrounds) become all the rage since Apple decided to make it "cool" with the introduction of the iPhone 7 Plus.

Simply tap the circular shutter button to take a photo.

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