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Instagram for Android gets update

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Instagram for Android gets update
A tweet from Instagram announced the picture sharing social network's latest update for its Android app. Among the new features is one that allows you to engage in some picture straightening. After all, who wants to look at your breakfast plate if its crooked? If you use the app's camera, straightening a crooked picture requires nothing more than a few taps of the straightening icon from the Edit screen. If you are using a picture from your phone's gallery, you can spin the dial at the bottom to straighten it.

Today's update also allows you to change the settings on your Android device so that video won't automatically start to play when you scroll to one. Instagram users might not realize that videos are preloaded so that they start quickly. But alas, this could cause you to use more data. If you go to your profile and tap on Preload, you can select from Always or Only on Wi-Fi. If you select the latter, the preloading will occur only if you are on a Wi-Fi network, saving you from using your precious data. If you do select the Wi-Fi only option, your Instagram videos might take longer than usual to start playing. For most, it might be worth waiting a little longer to see an Instagram video instead of consuming data to see it play instantly.

Both new features have already been available on iOS devices thanks to an earlier update.

source: Instagram (1), (2) via Engadget

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posted on 10 Oct 2013, 16:43

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

I stopped using IG. It got boring and the community died off.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 17:08

2. vananucho (Posts: 76; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)

Instagram update for Android? cof... NOBODY CARES!

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 19:01

3. boomboom (Posts: 53; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)

instagram... what is that ???? lol

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 20:41

4. CellularNinja (Posts: 306; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)

I'm a teenager still, so I love instagram.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 02:27

5. Bfrenz (Posts: 192; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)

School and college kids love it. Not for me.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 04:13 1

6. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Love this little comment from iphonearena -

"Both new features have already been available on iOS devices thanks to an earlier update."

If this was reversed you wouldnt even bother mentioning....what a joke site.

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 13:03

7. andynaija (Posts: 982; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)

For some reason there's not that much activity on IG these days.

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