Instagram app brings 3D Touch feature to Android users

Unhappy about not owning an iPhone 6s and missing its 3D Touch feature? Don't be, for the latest upgrade to Instagram's Android app has now introduced 3D Touch, albeit in a slightly different way.

Until now, the premium 128GB variant of Huawei's Mate S phablet was the only Android device to feature Force Touch technology. But the update to Instagram's app will let every Android smartphone owner experience this feature.

If you download an Instagram app now or update your existing one, the app will let you like a picture or even share it by just long pressing on it! This way, you won't have to open an image or search for options to like or share.

Instagram offers highlights for lesser active users

You can also preview any picture on the app by long pressing on it instead of pressing harder which you need to do on an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus. However, you will not be able to see how many users liked the picture or shared it.

Instagram was one of the first photo apps to launch an app for Apple Watch followed by other Android Wear devices. Earlier this year, Instagram also started sharing 'Highlights' for users who aren't too active and visit the app sparingly. The feature let lesser active users to view updates and pictures posted chronologically since they last logged in to the website or the app.

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In a move to increase daily footfalls, Instagram also denied Twitter the option to pin-in Instagram pictures to ensure Twitter did not offer users a separate platform for viewing them.

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