Friday, 27 April, 2018

How to use Focus mode on Instagram to capture Portrait Mode pictures

Instagram To Introduce “Nametags”: A Copy Of Snapchat's SnapCodes Instagram Kicks Off New Features, 'Focus' Camera Format
Sherri Watson | 12 April, 2018, 10:55

The silence around the Insta app has been broken down finally with the launch of the new feature - Focus.

Assuming the downloaded data is robust enough, this is a win for users who can use the feature as a backup tool and a way to simplify leaving the service for another. "Focus" button will appear next to the "Superzoom" option under the record button. Phones like the SE, 6S, 6S Plus, 7 & *8 don't have portrait mode so this will be very welcome to people that own these phones.

This step will be a challenge to social media rivals life Snapchat as it doesn't come with such camera features.

The Focus feature is available for selected Android devices and the following Apple devices, iPhone 6s, 6s+, 7, 7+, 8, 8+ and X. But if your smartphone doesn't have a dual camera, it's hard to get that blurred background and face-focused look. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned.

In fact, Instagram this week is rolling out the @mention sticker on iOS, which should make it easier for users to connect with friends in Stories. And now, this new Portrait Mode with an advanced capturing technology. Focus on the object by tapping on the screen, the mode will itself turn the background around the object to blurry. Instead of typing username and sending a follow request, you can simply point your stories camera at a Nametag to add them. Billed as yet another competitive feature against rival Snapchat, the feature is designed to let users take photos with the added "bokeh" effect created by using a shallow depth of field.

To take those ideal "bokeh" photos, you just need to update your app via the iOS Store or the Play Store.