A new way of tagging friends in stories and a portrait mode are here as the new Instagram update!

With many new updates and introduction of features by the Instagram app this year, the photo-posting app has launched some news features as the latest Instagram update.

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The ‘Focus’ feature comes as an Instagram update.

The first feature that Instagram added to its app is the portrait mode feature called ‘Focus’. What this feature does will definitely make all the Instagram users really excited.

This Focus feature will blur out the background when you take a picture of yourself and will keep your face sharp giving you a perfect photographed look by just using your phone. How cool is that!

A spokesperson, when asked about the new Instagram update said “Focus mode leverages background segmentation and face detection technology,”

Instagram said in a statement that the focus feature will be found right next to the superzoom feature, under the record button. “As soon as there’s someone in the shot, you’ll notice the person stays in focus while the background softly blurs. Simply tap to take a photo or tap and hold to record a video.”

Tag your friends with an ‘@mention’ sticker now!

The second feature that came out as an Instagram update is a new way to tag your beloved friends in your stories. You can easily find the new sticker in the sticker tray of your Instagram story that says ‘@mention’. From there, you can select the sticker, and find the user whom you want to tag by their username and mention them in your photo caption.

The ‘Focus’ feature will be available for Android as well as iOS, while the tagging feature will be available only for the iOS for now.

Both these features will be launched later today for all users!

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