It has taken Instagram five years, but it has finally delivered the most basic feature to its users: Zoom.

 Back in August, iOS users can zoom in on Instagram photos with a pinch of the fingers — a standard maneuver since Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone back in 2007.index

Why the app didn’t allow users to zoom so easily before has never been clear.  This forced iPhone users to change their phone’s setting to allow zoom before forcing an awkward three-finger double-tap to get a closer look. It was like athletics for your fingers.

Over the past six months, you’ve seen many changes to Instagram, from a new icon to longer videos and even a new way to share everyday moments with Instagram Stories.

The new functionality is available for zooming in on photos and videos in your feed, other people’s profiles and in the Explore section.

The only problem? Readjusting our technique so we don’t accidentally like someone’s photo when just trying to see their face a little clearer.

 

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