Instagram had a big update for both Android and iOS today, bringing location services to their very popular photography app. This from the site’s blog:
Introducing Photo Maps, a new way to browse photos on Instagram. Your Photo Map appears on your profile and lets you showcase your photos on a map. Also, you’ll be able to see other users’ maps from their profiles as well.
Important: Before your map is visible to the public, you’ll be prompted to review any photos you previously geotagged. Additionally, we’ve made it easy to remove photos from your map at any time, which will remove any associated geo-data but leave the photos intact on your profile. To read more about how Photo Maps work, read more here.
They have also modified the main photo grid to be larger for better viewing, as well as enlarging profile photos. A new photo upload screen was added with larger text box for captions and new geotagging to go along with the photo map. Instagram seems to have brought some regulation to their app as well, now enabling users the ability to report individual comments as abuse or spam.
Browsing through photos has become more seamless with automatic and infinite scrolling and no more load button. Huge improvements to the speed of the app which is already very noticeable and a huge treat.
All great things coming from these developers which is sure to only propel this app to greater heights.
Instagram 3.0 – Photo Maps Walkthrough from Instagram on Vimeo.