Instagram released a new feature last week on the iOS app, with Android to follow, that will give you the ability to pinch and zoom on photos and videos that appear in your feed.
Instagram announced on their own account:
Starting today, you can pinch to zoom on photos and videos in feed, on profiles and on Explore. Dive into an adorable puppy’s smile or into every detail of your friend’s new shirt. Over the past six months, you’ve seen many exciting changes come to Instagram, from a new icon to longer videos and even a new way to share everyday moments with Instagram Stories. And as things change, we’re still focused on improving the core parts of Instagram. Zoom is available today for Instagram on iOS. Zoom will be available on Android in the coming weeks.
The pinch and zoom is one feature that many users have requested for the app for quite a while now. While I have an Android and have to wait a few weeks to use this feature, here is an example from PetaPixel’s account demonstrating the new feature.