Several days ago, Instagram announced a feature that we’re sure many thought was a long time coming: the ability to zoom into photos. Yes, a photo app for the past 4-5 years did not have the ability to zoom, which when you think about it is kind of weird, but we suppose better late than never, right?
At that time, the feature was announced only for iOS devices, but the good news is that it looks like the feature is starting to roll out to Android. Based on the previous announcement, it was suggested that Android would only get the feature in the coming weeks, but it looks like the rollout might have begun earlier than we thought.
There have been some users reporting that they are able to use the pinch-to-zoom feature on the Android version of Instagram. From what we can tell, it looks like it is a server side switch meaning that it doesn’t matter which version of Instagram you’re running, even if it is the latest beta build, because it is controlled from Instagram’s side.
We’re not sure if this rollout is just to test the feature on a small subset of Android users or if it is a sign that Instagram is getting to push it out on a wider scale, but either way do keep an eye out for it if you are on Android.