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This article was published on October 26, 2017


Instagram adds melodramatic ‘Superzoom’ effect to Stories

Instagram adds melodramatic ‘Superzoom’ effect to Stories
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Instagram is adding another wacky effect to its Stories camera, and it might be my favorite one yet. Say hello to ‘Superzoom.’

It’s pretty much what it sounds like – you select an area to zoom into it in a video. It’s sure to be used for a plethora of melodramatic videos, and Instagram even includes music to add to the effect. In other words,  you basically get to do this:

To give it a go just need to select Superzoom from the camera, and tap and hold to record. Alternatively, tap it once to create a 3-second Superzoom.

Considering Halloween is coming up, I’m sure it’ll be used to a bunch of creepy-zoomy videos. To that effect, Instagram has also added 5 new themed faced filters, as well as a new sticker set. The new features should be rolling out today to Android and iOS.

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