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Instagram just added a neat new zoom feature

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David Cornish
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Smartphone cameras are pretty decent these days. Like, really decent. Good enough to capture so much detail from a single snap that sometimes you don't quite get the most from an image just by viewing it on your five-inch screen.

And so, swooping in from the app store with a multi-filtered cape, Instagram has arrived as the hero of the hour with a new feature to get more out of your mobile shots. 

'Zoom' is exactly what it sounds like: you can now pinch to zoom in and out of pictures and videos, like so...

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iOS users can update their Instagram app today to get the new feature, while Android users will have to wait a few weeks. 

Happy pinching. 

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