Instagram for iOS version 2.5.0

Today, Instagram released 2.5.0 update for the iOS version of my favorite photo-sharing app, with these features:

– Revamped profile tab
– Search for users and tags in the Explore tab
– Improvements to commenting
– User search autocompletes based on people you follow
– Visual improvements
– Speed optimizations
– Optionally share likes to Facebook

Tapping on the profile tab now brings you directly to your profile – well, neat – but not exactly a needed change. This at least gives the app a straightforward navigation, best for newbies.

The POPULAR page (which seem to recently only feature photos of celebrities with over a thousand double-taps) is now replaced with the EXPLORE tab, which, you guessed it, features popular posts with over a thousand likes, and a search function for looking up users and tags.

The rest are ho-hum app enhancements, but make for the same Instagram experience users (we’re called IGers) have come to love and continue to get addicted to  – easy and fast photo snapping and sharing – to a massive worldwide community of over 50 million IGers. There’s also 1.1.4 update for Android users released today.

Follow @CCLozano and @IGersManila on Instagram.

Carl C. Lozano (aka Daddy C or CCLozano) is an Operations Management and Customer Service Professional, currently the General Manager of HSNI and Founder of IGersManila Philippines, one of the pioneering communities in Instagram, open to Filipino Instagram'ers (IGers) and phoneographers around the world, with its longest running photo challenge - the #IGersManila #9pmhabit - becoming the daily visual storytelling habit that continues to yield positive interaction online and offline. Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

Your thoughts?

Instagram for iOS version 2.5.0

Today, Instagram released 2.5.0 update for the iOS version of my favorite photo-sharing app, with these features:

– Revamped profile tab
– Search for users and tags in the Explore tab
– Improvements to commenting
– User search autocompletes based on people you follow
– Visual improvements
– Speed optimizations
– Optionally share likes to Facebook

Tapping on the profile tab now brings you directly to your profile – well, neat – but not exactly a needed change. This at least gives the app a straightforward navigation, best for newbies.

The POPULAR page (which seem to recently only feature photos of celebrities with over a thousand double-taps) is now replaced with the EXPLORE tab, which, you guessed it, features popular posts with over a thousand likes, and a search function for looking up users and tags.

The rest are ho-hum app enhancements, but make for the same Instagram experience users (we’re called IGers) have come to love and continue to get addicted to  – easy and fast photo snapping and sharing – to a massive worldwide community of over 50 million IGers. There’s also 1.1.4 update for Android users released today.

Follow @CCLozano and @IGersManila on Instagram.

Carl C. Lozano (aka Daddy C or CCLozano) is an Operations Management and Customer Service Professional, currently the General Manager of HSNI and Founder of IGersManila Philippines, one of the pioneering communities in Instagram, open to Filipino Instagram'ers (IGers) and phoneographers around the world, with its longest running photo challenge - the #IGersManila #9pmhabit - becoming the daily visual storytelling habit that continues to yield positive interaction online and offline. Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

Your thoughts?

Instagram for iOS version 2.5.0

Today, Instagram released 2.5.0 update for the iOS version of my favorite photo-sharing app, with these features:

– Revamped profile tab
– Search for users and tags in the Explore tab
– Improvements to commenting
– User search autocompletes based on people you follow
– Visual improvements
– Speed optimizations
– Optionally share likes to Facebook

Tapping on the profile tab now brings you directly to your profile – well, neat – but not exactly a needed change. This at least gives the app a straightforward navigation, best for newbies.

The POPULAR page (which seem to recently only feature photos of celebrities with over a thousand double-taps) is now replaced with the EXPLORE tab, which, you guessed it, features popular posts with over a thousand likes, and a search function for looking up users and tags.

The rest are ho-hum app enhancements, but make for the same Instagram experience users (we’re called IGers) have come to love and continue to get addicted to  – easy and fast photo snapping and sharing – to a massive worldwide community of over 50 million IGers. There’s also 1.1.4 update for Android users released today.

Follow @CCLozano and @IGersManila on Instagram.

Carl C. Lozano (aka Daddy C or CCLozano) is an Operations Management and Customer Service Professional, currently the General Manager of HSNI and Founder of IGersManila Philippines, one of the pioneering communities in Instagram, open to Filipino Instagram'ers (IGers) and phoneographers around the world, with its longest running photo challenge - the #IGersManila #9pmhabit - becoming the daily visual storytelling habit that continues to yield positive interaction online and offline. Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

Your thoughts?