Instagram rolls out Photos of You

By , May 2, 2013

Instagram Photos of You

Good news, iPhone photography lovers! Facebook-owned Instagram has issued an update to its iOS and Android client today, introducing a new Photos of You feature – another way to share and discover stories on Instagram, basically a dedicated profile section which collects photos you’ve been tagged in.

As part of the roll-out, Instagram said users can now tag people as easily as you add hashtags. What’s more, you can even tag any account on Instagram, “whether it’s your best friend, favorite coffee shop or even that adorable dog you follow”. They also created a nice promo video to promote the feature, jump past the fold to watch it…

According to the Instagram blog, only you can tag folks in your photos and you’ll receive a notification when someone tags you in their photo.

Here’s the promo.

You can also open someone’s web site, if any, in Safari by tapping on the link in their Instagram bio.

Instagram 3.5 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)
Screenshot via John Monday.

Like Facebook, Instagram’s web interface now has a new Photos of You profile section.

New controls have been added so you can tell Instagram not to put the photos you’ve been tagged in on your profile until you approve them.

Before your Photos of You section is visible to other people, you’ll have until May 16 to play around and get used to the feature.

More information about Photos of You is available via Instagram’s help resources.

Instagram mobile apps have been updated with support for the new Photos of You section, a new Report a Problem feature and a slight tweak moving privacy settings to your Profile screen, just under the Edit Your Profile section.

Instagram 3.5 is available free on the App Store and Google’s Play store for Android.

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  • King

    Anything owned by Lamebook is boring & a fail

    • Malay Mody

      open mindedness FTW

    • rosssimpson

      Yeah just look at chatheads…………….. you’re an idiot.

  • http://twitter.com/burlow burlow

    still don’t like how every picture is cropped to a square.

    • http://khurtwilliams.com/ Khürt L. Williams

      Perhaps Facebook will buy Foursquare and release a new app called SquareFace.

  • http://twitter.com/Max_Kas Max Kas

    Instagram was ruined as soon as they opened it to android. I’m not saying that as android hate but it’s because it has way to many people to make it fun anymore.
    Before, the “popular” page would be randomly selected user photos for you to explore.
    Now it is just one big tabloid magazine for shitty boy bands and bad fashion. That on top of people following 75,000+ people so they can’t see any photos you upload on their feed makes it unbearable.

    • Ian

      What’s a Instagram?

      jk XD

    • http://twitter.com/S_Lacertosa Stefano

      Damn. Real talk and true.

  • Guest

    Is this US only or something? I don’t see the update in the app store at all.

    • Ian

      Perhaps the update was just being released. Check now.

  • westernzoo

    It breaks compatibility with InstaHancer… :/

    • http://www.facebook.com/SNSDJessicaForever Mohammed Faizal

      Yup :( hopefully they will update it .. For now download a separate app name instasave from appcake it can save photos

  • http://twitter.com/erny_c Erny Carrillo

    Instasave is not working anymore. How can i save pics again? Help!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/SNSDJessicaForever Mohammed Faizal

      Download the app instasave from appcake

      • http://twitter.com/erny_c Erny Carrillo

        It doesnt work for me. I installed 2 versions and still wont work.

      • http://www.facebook.com/SNSDJessicaForever Mohammed Faizal

        Download instahancer from cydia its been updated :)

  • http://twitter.com/_evangel0z ☁ ☁ Evangel0z ☁ ☁

    cant upload shit from my galaxy S4 / i mean my iPhone 5S – after updating instagram app.