Instagram is about to receive a feature that has already been present for a while with the competition, such as Signal in particular: the possibility of zooming directly into stories. The feature is said to be in the testing phase according to renowned developer Alessandro Paluzzi.
After increasing the maximum duration of stories from 15 to 60 seconds in September 2022, Instagram is preparing to integrate a new feature. With many competitors of the social network, such as Signal in particular, it is already possible to zoom directly into the stories.
Convenient to more easily see details in the background and to read a text for example. Only, this feature is still missing on Instagram. Well, according to reputable developer Alessandro Paluzzi, who has already leaked a lot of the exact Meta app, things are about to change.
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Zooming in stories will finally be possible on Instagram
As he just revealed on Twitter this Tuesday, February 7, 2023, Instagram is currently working on the ability to zoom in stories. To do this, simply pinch the screen with your two fingers to zoom on the item of your choice. At the time of writing these lines, Instagram has not yet communicated on this feature. In fact, it is impossible to know when it will be available to all users. We suspect that it will first have to go through a beta phase before a final deployment, as is customary.
Apart from that, the developer announced in a previous post that users will be able to send 💕 ❤️🔥 🥰 😍 💔 emojis as a of reactions to stories for Valentine’s Day this February 14, 2023.
As a reminder, Instagram recently admitted that the app offers too many videos to its users. Adam Mosseri, the boss of the social network, recognized this and announced in a story a more pronounced focus on photos in 2023, to the delight of professional photographers who work on the platform.
Big names in fashion and show business, such as Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Chrissy Tengen had signed a petition launched by designer Tati Bruening, whose career was threatened by the new habits taken by Instagram.