Instagram is available on various mobile platforms: iOS, Android and Windows but they are not exactly the same thanks to the differences in the platforms. iOS users for example have such features like 3D touch on their latest iPhones which make them perform unique gestures on the app.
3D touch is not the only feature Instagram is taking advantage on the latest iPhones. Last year in September, Apple released the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus which brought about a slew of new changes among which is a new display that displays a wider colour gamut.
The wider colour gamut is a feature most people would not immediately recognize but in photography, it is a huge plus to see more colour in photos or videos. Instagram’s co-founder, Mike Krieger announced via a tweet that the app will now support the wide colour capture throughout the app.
If you're on an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, Instagram now supports wide color capture and display throughout the app—writing an eng blog on it soon
— Mike Krieger (@mikeyk) January 5, 2017
There is no need for update since according to Krieger, it has been rolling out to almost everyone gradually since last year. This means that if you have a keen eye and own either the iPhone 7 or the 7 Plus, you might be able to notice the difference. This is shown by the GIF below.
That is not all. You know Live Photos: The looping photos feature Apple touted back in 2015 when they launched the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Well now you will be able to upload your Live Photos on Instagram which will be turned into Boomerangs (Instagram GIFs).
To do this, you need to open the Instagram Stories interface, swipe up to upload the Live Photo from the camera roll, make a 3D touch gesture so that it appears as a Boomerang after which you can share to your network.
Its kinda cool Instagram is taking advantage of features found in phones to make the experience better and in this cut throat social networking industry, you have to do everything to get a leg up.