How To Zoom on Instagram

December 2016

After several years of waiting, Instagram finally announced the introduction of an ability to zoom in on photos and videos on the news feed. Gone are the days of finding roundabout ways to see an image up close — zooming in on Instagram is now super easy.

Zoom on Instagram

Open Instagram, and find a photo or video that you'd like to see closer. Using the iPhone's pinch-to-zoom feature, tap the image with two fingers and extend them to opposite sides of the screen. The image can be zoomed into until it is fullscreen.

To zoom out, simply pinch your fingers back together. Alternatively, you can just release your fingers from the screen, allowing the image to slowly return back to its original size.

N.B. This feature is currently only available to iOS users. Instagram has said that zooming capabilities will be coming to Android soon.

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