Instagram Rolls Out 'Superzoom' Feature and Halloween Face Filters and Stickers
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By Admin - October 29, 2017 7:52 pm   0   275   0

The photo and video sharing app "Instagram" introduced a new camera feature called “Superzoom” that allows users to automatically zoom in their screens with dramatic music for a comedic effect. The feature is located in between the Boomerang and Rewind options underneath the screen’s record button and can be utilized in Instagram Stories or sent directly to friends. Now you don't need any third party application for make your pic zoom or add any other effects.

Additionally, the company added some holiday-themed face filters and stickers that are available for Android and iOS devices with Instagram version 20.0 and will be available through November 1. However, the Superzoom feature looks like it's here to stay.



The feature works across objects, meaning your subject may not be a human being and this feature can be applied even to the videos you'd like to share in direct messages.


“Whether you’re planning spooky activities with friends or just hanging out at home, get into the Halloween spirit by turning yourself into a zombie, transforming from a vampire into a flying bat or getting lost in a mysterious fog,” the company said in the blog post.

Info Noob

How to enable the 'Superzoom' feature?

You can enable this feature by simply tapping the "Superzoom" option, located next to "Boomerang" and before "Rewind" options under the screen's record button. Once enabled, all you need to do is hit the shutter button (record button) and it automatically adds the zoom-in effect with a three-sound suspenseful music to your video clip. In case you want to take a dramatic zoom-in video of the person in front of you, you can switch to the rear camera as well.

(Note: Make sure you update the app to the latest version available)

As with the Halloween-centric filters, they come pop-up from below by default when you tap on the filter icon (starry smiley face) at the extreme right of the shutter button.