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Instagram releases 'Photos of You' feature for its iPhone and Android apps

Get ready to untag photos
Fri May 03 2013, 16:31
Instagram Photos of You for iOS

HIPSTER PHOTO SHARING APP Instagram has released a feature for its iOS and Android applications called "Photos of You".

Photos of You does exactly what you'd expect, and allows users to tag friends and themselves in picture uploads, as well as brands and celebrities.

On your Instagram profile, there's now a Photos of You section, which shows all the pictures in which you've tagged yourself and snaps that have been tagged by others. This feature shows the influence Facebook is having on Instagram since its $1bn purchase of the app last year, as the feature works similarly to tagging snaps on the social network.

The Photos of You section will probably become a place to go for deleting drunken pictures, and Instagram said that hipsters will have a chance to go in and delete any unflattering snaps before the feature becomes visible to others on 16 May.

Instagram said on its blog, "When you upload a photo to Instagram, you're now able to add people as easily as you add hashtags. Only you can add people to your photos, so you have control over the images you share.

"And it doesn't stop at people - you can add any account on Instagram, whether it's your best friend, favorite coffee shop or even that adorable dog you follow."

To get this feature, simply head to the iTunes App Store or Google Play and install Instagram version 3.5. There's still no word on whether the feature will ever become available for Windows Phone users, despite Nokia's pleas earlier this year. µ

 

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