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Instagram developing own portrait made like camera feature : Reports

Instagram appears to be testing yet another new feature for its mobile application. Just days after code emerged hinting at support for audio and video calling in the app.

A new icon has been found in the Instagram application file for Android. The icon found would seemingly appear over the instagram stories camera interface as users swiped through various photography modes.

The icon is referred to as the “Portrait shutter icon” implying that it could be Instagram’s answer to the portrait mode feature on iPhone 7 and newer devices. The feature adds blurred backgrounds and various other lighting tricks to pictures.

While users can import Portrait Mode images from their smartphone camera roll, instagram adding direct support for capturing those pictures would give it yet another leg up in its ongoing competition with Snapchat. That might also decrease confusion between it and native phone portrait options.

Last week, icons emerged in the Android Version of instagram and developers were able to find the same feature in iOS within a few hours.

What do you think of instagram launching its own take on portrait mode? Will you use it?  Do tell us by commenting in the comment section.

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