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iPhone photography buffs, pay notice: Facebook-owned Instagram is rolling out a major version 6.0 update to its mobile apps. Available free in the App Store, Instagram’s iPhone app now comes with ten new tools making photo editing before posting a lot easier.

There are also other features in this update, including more efficient video sharing, an improved design and bug fixes. Jump past the fold for details…

Instagram now allows for much finer control of your filters: just double tap on a filter to bring up a menu with sliders to adjust the filter strength.

The company explains:

When you go to select a filter, you’ll now see a new wrench icon. Tap it and you’ll find a tray of photo editing tools ready for you to explore. You can also now adjust how much of a filter you apply to a photo by double tapping the filter icon.

The new filters include Adjust, Vignette, Warmth and Saturation.

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Moreover, you can finally adjust brightness, contrast, highlights and shadows using the new controls and sharpen your photos using the Sharpen tool.

Instagram 6.0 changelog:

• Double-tap on filters to adjust the filter strength
• Perfect your composition with Adjust and Vignette
• Enrich colors with Warmth and Saturation
• Adjust lights and darks with Brightness, Contrast, Highlights and Shadows
• Make your photos crisp and clear with Sharpen
• It’s now easier to upload and share videos
• Improved design and bug fixes

Download Instagram 6.0 free in the App Store.

An iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 6.0 is required.

  • Omar Sharif

    I. Want. iPad version. Right. Now.

    • Sachin

      Thats not gonna come any time soon. Better try third party app for it. I use Retro.

      • jolehp

        Would be nice to lunch mac version as well 🙂

  • Jason Baroni

    I want a new icon! Sorry. This is just me.

    • Not just you (and I don’t even use Instagram)

      • Jason Baroni

        Good to know. I am about to start a revolution over this.

    • Jedediah Kramer

      It’s not just you buddy.

      • Jason Baroni

        I edited for the better ;D

    • Damn right. It is utterly pathetic that they haven’t made a new icon.
      I mean come on, if they don’t want to do the work themselves, why
      don’t they put a call out to the designing community and have a
      competition or something to find a new icon.

  • Jonathan

    New icon already….. I’m ready to slap the CEO.

  • kmortiere

    I don’t even see the wrench icon with the update

  • Robes


  • abdullah575

    change the icon to be flat like iOS 7 & 8

  • ricky_nguyen

    Has anyone been able to upgrade to Version 6.0 of Instagram because I still have version 5.0.13 as the most recent update and it won’t let me upgrade to 6.0

    • Giacomo Castellucci

      me too!! I deleted and redownloaded it but i still got 5.0.13
      how is this even possible ?!

      • Brian 

        Update is still being rolled out. If you do not see it in your “updates” tab then deleting and redownloading it will only download your same version.

    • Max Rojas

      Don’t think it will come out till tomorrow.

  • locomambo

    Mine is not working when i double tap!

    • Pope Francis

      You ain’t tapping it right.

  • Martin

    There is still no update available for me :/

    • Jason Baroni

      Same for me. Check you connection. It usually does not appear when the have a poor hotspot.

      • Martin

        Has it shown up for you yet? I still don’t have it. My internet connection is fine.

      • Jason Baroni

        That’s awkward. I deleted it, reinstalled for the 6.0 version and then it showed 5.x version on App Store. I don’t know whats going on. BTW the update to 6.0 was not showing up… what a mess

  • mohd h sh

    Some body plz rigester my udid I stuck on iOS 8 activation

    • DorHirschel

      Just restore to latest ios 7 by putting the device in recovery mode and ios7 installation.
      That until you’ll be able to register you UDID for iOS 8.
      Ps- after fresh ios7 installation you can update to ios 8 with limitations – you won’t be able to shut down the device as it will ask for activation:
      Get iOS 7 working and click shift/alt in Mac and check for updates -then load the ios 8 ipsw file and let it do the rest.
      Keep in mind-any restart/shutdown and your stuck again in ios8 activation screen.
      Good luck.

  • mohd h sh

    some body plz register my udid i stuck on ios 8 activation


  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    Ok so I see it’s not only me having an issue getting the update….

  • Tommy

    WHen wil it be released? not showing as an update here in China

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      Not here in the US either it seems…

  • Martin

    If you’re impatient like I am and still haven’t gotten the update appear in the app store, delete the app from your phone and delete it from iTunes. Then download it again from the iTunes store and sync it to your phone.

    • Crazy one

      Just like me, then i thought there was problem with my insta app and appstore. I don’t expect that you guys have the same problem like me

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        Did you get yours to work?

      • Crazy one

        Well, i did

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        Yeah mine finally worked too. It looks like they sent another update through cause mine was 6.0.1 guess it was something wrong on their end.

      • Crazy one

        That’s right. Mine is 6.0.1, too. And i love this update, so many new features.

  • omrishtam

    i am not using instagram, but considering the extensions apple added in ios 8, i could actually make a use of it because of its filters and editing features.
    can’t wait for all the apps to be like that, good job apple

  • YadaYadaYada

    You’re unable to merge videos or chop videos up to your liking. That was a great feature why would they remove it?

    • jake

      I have the same problem… Are we missing something? ?

      • YadaYadaYada

        It’s not us. They removed the feature. I don’t understand why they would do that smdh

  • Giemarie Abarquez

    Cant upload video. I tried to delete some apps in my ipad and turned this device off. I also tried to delete the app and re download it. Nothing works for me, i have reported this problem yet no response frome ig team. What should i do?

  • Nice information, Everybody like to edit his photo and want to make it perfect
    and want to learn photo editing. There are many photo editing apps which we can
    use to edit our photo but there is a different type apps in market, May be
    every app have their plus points, instagram is also a good option and the tips are nice.