Instagram appears to be launching new shutter modes to let people shoot photos with blurred backgrounds and other effects.
According to TechCrunch, the company’s Android Application Package contains a portrait shutter icon. The site was tipped off by a reader who detected the icon.
Instagram did not wish to comment on the report. However, the company regularly launches new features to its camera and Stories and section, so we may be seeing the latest shutter modes implemented soon.
As users have begun to increasingly use their smartphones to capture photos and videos of people, apps and social media platforms such as Instragram, Facebook and Snapchat have been busy expanding the tools available.
Indeed, photo and messaging apps are having to consistently update and expand their functionalities in order to stay ahead of the competition.
Instagram noted that more people were now using the Stories cameras and decided to finally update its features.
Not much is known about the potential of the latest portrait mode feature. However, if successful, it could add some serious stylization to lend photos a whole new and improved look.
March 8, 2018