The new update to Instagram, launched just hours ago and rolling out to both iOS and Android as we type this, brings two major feature upgrades. First: Instagram is making it easier to explore and discover new accounts to follow. And second: you can FINALLY edit captions after you post a photograph.
The second update is the headline-making one, and will no doubt take some of the stress out of crafting the perfect photo caption for fear of posting a typo. Because, as we all know, misspelling something on the Internet is punishable by troll.
Once updated, the menu that pulls up when you click on the “…” icon will include a new Edit option. When you click on that, you’re given access to your caption so that you can change it and/or fix it to your heart’s content. No more ulcers over a simple typo that will live in infamy on your photo feed.
The other update that rolled out today has to do with the Explore tab at the bottom. In version 6.2 (6.1 for Android), Explore is now designated by a magnifying glass, and includes tabs for both Photos and People.
The Photos tab is unchanged from your previous experience, but the People tab is now there to “highlight interesting accounts for you to discover.”
And this, says Instagram, is just the beginning. A spokesperson told us that, “over the coming months, Instagram will continue to make improvements that will make it easier for the community to find incredible content. Stay tuned!”
Tuned we will stay, and we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on any further updates. In the meantime, if you’d like to take advantage of the new features, Android and iOS users should both update to version 6.1/6.2 by visiting the Google Play or iTunes App Store, respectively.