Instagram might soon add 'Portrait mode'

We recently reported that Instagram could potentially add voice and video calls to its app. However, it seems like there’s even more stuff hidden in the application’s code – a Portrait mode icon has been found, hinting at the feature’s possible appearance.

Portrait mode simulates the look you’d get out of a professional camera by blurring the background in your photos, thus making the subject stand out. While it was popularized by the iPhone, the feature can now be found on many Android models as well, including the Galaxy Note 8 and the Google …


New pair of Apple ads portray the iPhone 7 Plus' 'Portrait mode'

Apple and advertising goes together like peanut butter and jelly, so it’s no surprising that the Cupertino gang has masterminded a new pair of ads. They are focused on the iPhone 7 Plus’ coveted ‘Portrait Mode’ feature, which blurs the background to come up with that “professional photo” look at zero manual effort involved.

Seeing the feature in practice and the results it’s capable of producing is enough of an advertisement by itself, hence the ads are entirely about that. They follow up on another pair of ads which Apple outed earlier in February. The 15-second works are available for …