Instagram Pushes Out Significant App Refresh
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Instragram today announced revisions to its Android and iOS applications, which have been updated and given a handful of new features. The camera function within the app itself has been heavily revised with a new composition screen, shutter button, and framing tools. Instagram's tilt-shift feature provides a more realistic depth-of-field. The app now provides previews of the most recent shots in the camera roll in the composition screen. Instagram also adds a new filter called Willow, which delivers a monochrome look with purple accents and hues. Last, the application will store Instagram photos in a separate folder rather than the camera roll. The revised Instagram application will be available to both the iOS and Android platforms via their respective links later today.
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