Last month in the latest version of Instagram, the company introduced a Peek feature that basically mimicked the 3D Touch feature on iOS. However for some reason the feature was then disabled and we’re not sure why. The good news is that if you liked the idea and the feature, it seems that Instagram has brought it back in the latest update of 7.14.0.
For those who are unfamiliar with Peek, basically like we said it is supposed to mimic 3D Touch. On the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, all users have to do is press down hard on a photo to bring up a preview, whereas previously you’d have to visit each photo on its page. Peek is the same thing except that it is a long-press as opposed to a hard press.
With this feature, users can browse photos faster as well as favorite photos by sliding their fingers to the “heart” button inside the Peek window. The update is already available for download so if you have yet to update your Instagram, then head on over to the Google Play Store for the download.
In the meantime if you’re unsure of how the feature works, check out the video above put together by the folks at Android Police for a preview.