Instagram has pulled a Facebook with their latest update which allows users to tag their Instagram friends in photos.
This applies to past photos they have taken as well.
Since Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram was made final back in September 2012, the app has undergone several changes including the addition of new filters and a fully functioning web version.
With each update, the app continues to improve. Tagging photos will undoubtedly add a great deal of value to the user experience, making the popular photo app even better than it already was.
When sharing photos to Twitter, tagged individuals in the Instagram photo will also receive an at-mention (@username) seamlessly. I have yet to see how mentions work when the photo is shared to Facebook, but I would assume it will mention the person by their Facebook account. Afterall, Facebook does own Instagram now.
Click below to see screenshots.
Instagram wrote a more detailed blog post about the latest update which includes a really great video that depicts people tagging their friends and family in real life situations.
Check it out below.
If you haven’t downloaded the number one photo app on the market, get to it. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Follow me (Ben Lippert) on Instagram.