New Feature Blurs Background for Pretty Portraits — Instagram Focus

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Let's see if Instagram's Focus mode can compete with the portrait mode that comes built into your current smartphone. The effect is a softly filtered, always flattering portrait guaranteed to get you even more "likes" than your lovely faces already do!

With this new Focus Mode selected, all you have to do is point the camera at someone's face and the background will blur automatically. However, the portrait mode is also found on Android smartphones these days, even the ones that are priced below Rs. 15,000.

You can download the latest version of Instagram via the App Store or Play Store.

"We are building a new data portability tool", an Instagram spokesman said in an email on Wednesday. If you're the David Attenborough of nightclub videography, Instagram Focus will be a godsend; all the better for capturing ill-advised karaoke and drunk-eyes.

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In order to find out the new Portrait Mode, just swipe the carousel of camera.

"Focus" will be added to Instagram's existing camera functions, which include "Boomerang" (short looping video) and "Superzoom", accessed under the record button in the camera screen. There will be more to the story, so be sure to stay tuned. But now, Instagram has announced that this new feature is available to all its users. Focus on the object by tapping on the screen, the mode will itself turn the background around the object to blurry. To use the feature- simply tap to take a photo or tap and hold to record a video.

Nametags will allow users to create a special image that people can scan with the Instagram Stories camera in order to follow them.

This feature focuses the image on a subject's face whilst gently blurring the background, however, the feature is only available on high-end devices such as Samsung Galaxy S9, iPhone X and the iPhone 8 Plus.

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