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Instagram gets first facelift since Facebook acquisition, has new "Explore" tab

Instagram app gets an update, first facelift since the Facebook acquisition.

By Trace Hagan from Jun 25, 2012 @ 18:01 CDT

Everyone was shocked when Facebook acquired Instagram for a cool $1 billion. Facebook said they were going to keep Instagram somewhat of a separate entity after the acquisition and Facebook rolled out their own Camera app. Now, Facebook has released an update to the Instagram app, the first facelift since the acquisition.

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What's New in Version 2.5.0:

  • Revamped profile tab
  • Search for users and tags in the Explore tab
  • Improvements to commenting
  • User search autocompletes based on people you follow
  • Visual improvements
  • Speed optimizations
  • Optionally share likes to Facebook (enable in your Profile > Sharing Settings > Facebook)

The biggest change comes in the form of the new "Explore" tab which shows popular photos and has a way to search photos as well. The search allows users to look for users, hashtags, and photos based on the entered search terms.

NEWS SOURCES:Thenextweb.com


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