Instagram's New Camera Format In Stories

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Focus lets you take professional-looking portraits right from your Instagram camera.

While its parent company faces a grilling on Capitol Hill, Instagram is rolling out some fun new features to keep users amused.

Back in March, we told you about how a hidden portrait mode setting in Instagram's code pointed to the possibility of a fully-fledged portrait mode camera in the app. The goal of the Portrait Mode feature is to apply a bokeh effect to photos - blurring the background while keeping the subject into focus. This works via artificial intelligence that will be working at all times in order to detect faces in the shot. Moving away from the new camera mode, Stories' users will now also have access to a new user mention sticker. In the year, Snapchat rolled out its interesting Stories features which became immensely popular and managed to steal the teen American users of Instagram.

Photos with a bokeh effect (blurred backgrounds) become all the rage since Apple decided to make it "cool" with the introduction of the iPhone 7 Plus.

Filter message option will be added soon to facilitate the users in the option of Direct Message from the Filter Message on Instagram.

Joe ready to put his Hart into Hammers
Joe Hart retains his place between the sticks for West Ham. "I thought I saw a definite movement with his knee towards Jack". For West Ham, it was a valuable point in their fight to beat the drop, with a sizable advantage now over the bottom three.

This might be hard to believe, but you're about to take even more selfies than you already do.

This will open the camera app, where you'll see "Focus" in between different camera formats like "Boomerang", "Superzoom", "Rewind" and more.

Focus will be available for the iPhone 6S and select Android smartphones.

INSTAGRAM is taking another page out of Snapchat's book by giving you a custom nametag that people can scan to follow you.

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