Instagram Update Brings ‘Friend Tagging’ & ‘Photos Of You’ Features [Video]

Instagram has just received a new update for both iOS and Android platforms, which allows users to now tag their friends in photos, just like how you would tag people on Facebook.

Today, we’re excited to introduce Photos of You and bring you a new way to share and discover stories on Instagram. When you upload a photo to Instagram, you’re now able to add people as easily as you add hashtags. Only you can add people to your photos, so you have control over the images you share. And it doesn’t stop at people—you can add any account on Instagram, whether it’s your best friend, favorite coffee shop or even that adorable dog you follow.

There will now be a Photos of You section on your profile. When someone adds you to a photo, you’ll receive a notification and the photo will appear in your Photos of You. Want to make sure you like the photo first? No problem: you can easily adjust your settings so nothing appears on your profile until you approve it. Before your Photos of You section is visible to other people, you’ll have until May 16th to play around and get used to the feature.

What’s New In This Version:
– Introducing Photos of You! Add people to your photos & share who’s with you
– Send us feedback about bugs & errors using the new “Report a Problem” feature
– Privacy settings can now be found on your Profile screen under Edit Your Profile.

On privacy side, we think they have done well. We are now given a choice if we want these tagged photos of us to appear automatically or manually.
There’s also an option to hide or show these photos on our profiles.

You can download Instagram from the AppStore & Play Store for free.