Instagram v3.0 Brings Photo Maps, New Profile, Upload UI & More! [video]

The news took the Interwebs by storm as the world’s most preferred photo sharing app received its version 3.0 update just a while ago.

New in this version, PHOTO MAPS. It is a new way to browse photos on Instagram. Your Photo Map appears on your profile and lets you showcase your photos on a map. Also, you’ll be able to see other users’ maps from their profiles as well.

Once you’ve updated Instagram to the latest version, you will be greeted with the screen on the left. It will then look through all your previous uploads and asks if you want to post them to the photo map.

You can see anyone’s photo on the photo map and zoom deep into the exact location, then view the Instagrams posted there. Of course, you may switch it off so that your privacy is maintained.

Next change: New look for user profiles, the Explore tab, hashtag & location pages
The app now displays bigger grid photos to make it easier to browse large collections of photos and see them too. You’ll find bigger grid photos on user profiles, the Explore tab, as well as on hashtag and location pages.

New look for the photo upload screen
– Larger text box for captions: It’s now easier to write and edit longer captions for your photos.
– Geotag your photos by selecting “Add to Your Photo Map”: Let people know where you took your photo by turning “Add to Your Photo Map” on.

Check out this video for a walkthrough of the photo map. You can get Instagram from the iTunes Appstore & Google Play store for FREE.