How to use Instagram's latest "Focus Mode" feature

Olive Hawkins
April 12, 2018

Instagram did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment, but tells TechCrunch it's now testing this feature.

What are your thoughts on Instagram's new Focus feature for Portrait Mode photos?

Did you try the new "Focus Mode" feature of Instagram?

The Focus feature blurs the background keeping person in focus to give a striking look to the photo.

As per a report by TechCrunch, an Instagram spokesperson had told them that, "We are building a new data portability tool".

In a statement released officially, Instagram said: "When you open the camera, you'll see "Focus" next to "Superzoom" under the record button". Facebook even offers Download Your Information tool that lets users download their entire Facebook data, and is seen as a way to #DeleteFacebook.

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It can be found in the app in the Instagram Stories mode, which can be found in the top left corner of the profile home page.

That's because Instagram is gearing up to launch a feature called Nametags, which works like Snapchat Snapcodes, according to TechCrunch.

"Focus" and then find the face of a friend or switch to front-facing camera to take selfie.

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. You can either tap to take a picture or hold to make a video. You can also mention your friends in resizable sticker in the stories option.

Assuming the downloaded data is robust enough, this is a win for users who can use the feature as a backup tool and a way to simplify leaving the service for another. I'm pretty much sure that you are very well aware of these options since you are already using this options a long ago.

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