Instagram Debuts Advanced Portrait Mode
Apr 10, 2018, 11:38 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Instagram today announced a new feature that makes it easier to capture artistic selfies or portraits. The tool, called Focus, lets people take pictures or video of people using either the front or rear camera with gently blurred backgrounds. Focus seeks out faces in the viewfinder and locks on to create sharp focus on the face. Once the media is captured, users can then apply stickers or otherwise dress up their portraits or videos before sharing. Focus is available on the iPhone 6S, 6S+, 7, 7+, 8, 8+ and X, and select Android devices. Instagram is also rolling out a new @mention sticker feature for iOS devices. iPhone users can capture pictures or video and then tag friends using the sticker creation tool. Stickers with @mentions can be resized and moved around as users deem fit. Instagram is free to download from the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store.
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