How to use Instagram's latest "Focus Mode" feature
Apr 12 2018 by Joanne Wise
Since the feature is designed from the advanced technology on the camera side, it is now available for limited smartphones and not for all the smartphone users.
The only news we do have for now is that Instagram will "share more details very soon" when the tool is ready to be launched.
To use the new filter, go to stories and you'll find a number of camera modes at the bottom of the screen, including boomerang, rewind and superzoom. Now screenshots and a short demo showing the new feature has been shared online thanks to TechCrunch. It's also called Portrait Mode in smartphones. Now you can simply use Instagram for that goal.
Launch the app and swipe left to enter the camera mode.
The Focus feature is available for selected Android devices and the following Apple devices, iPhone 6s, 6s+, 7, 7+, 8, 8+ and X. If you're the David Attenborough of nightclub videography, InstagramFocus will be a godsend; all the better for capturing ill-advised karaoke and drunk-eyes. Initially they refused to do so, but after more discussions, Zuckerberg convinced them and the Instagram Stories features was rolled out in 2016.
While Facebook has allowed its users to download their photos, messages, clicked advertisements and a log of all their activity on the social networking platform since at least 2010, Instagram has lacked any such feature.
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"Simply tap to take a photo or tap and hold to record a video", the company said. Once a Nametag is created, other users can scan it via the Instagram Stories camera to quickly follow the creator.
The focus feature means that users will be able to take pictures with primary focus on the front and core element of the picture which the background being slightly out of focus and blurred.