New Feature Blurs Background for Pretty Portraits — Instagram Focus

11 April, 2018, 12:49 | Author: Shannon Newton
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This would also negate the need to download an external app to use Portrait mode on a phone that lacks it. The Stories feature of Snapchat allows the users to upload photo and videos on the platform which will disappear after 24 hours of being posted online. I have seen many Instagram users put up their username alongside a follow request.

Since portrait mode makes subjects "pop", it is a cool way to make your photos stand out and now Instagram is joining the fun. The company has shown green flag to the new feature by confirming the update during a press release. The goal of the Portrait Mode feature is to apply a bokeh effect to photos - blurring the background while keeping the subject into focus. It's found between "Boomerang" and "Superzoom". "When you take a focus photo or video of someone, the person stays in focus and the background blurs".

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Once you have a shot you like, tap the screen to capture the images, or tap-and-hold to record a video. Instagram will let users add filters and other edits, and then you can publish the content as you see fit.

Instagram rolled out a new feature that is similar to iPhone X's portrait mode, it's just more widely available. Interestingly, this new addition is coming to the iPhone 6s and later.

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This effect works on both the front and rear cameras, so you can take selfies or shoot portraits of your friends.

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