Instagram 3.0, available now for iOS and Android, is designed for a faster access presenting more engaging browsing experience. This version makes way for the users of the camera app to browse photos on a map.
“We’ve introduced a new and unique way to browse your photos and others’ photos on a map, which means you’re no longer constrained to browsing through page after page of photos,” Instagram said.
The most significant addition to the browsing experience is an experience called “Photo Maps,” a new element of each member’s profile that gives visitors an alternative, map-based way to browse the person’s collection of filtered captures. Once a person sets up her Photo Map at launch, she’ll then have the option to geotag each photo upload for inclusion on the map going forward. There is also a way to report inappropriate comments and a simplified process for flagging photos and spam.
“We’ve also worked hard on updating all the screens in our app to be more visually consistent and polished. You’ll notice new layouts throughout the app that feel fresh, yet familiar,” the soon-to-be-owned-by-Facebook company said. “Our engineers have also been hard at work making sure that the browsing experience is as fast as possible.”