Instagram, the popular social media used widely across all continents, recently announced a new photo collaging capability just like Facebook that will first be made available on its Apple ios. The new app called ‘Layout‘ will have the ability to combine multiple photos into a collage, hence providing another innovative option for the users of this popular social media, Time reports.
Instagram CEO and co-founder, Kevin Systrom told Times that the new application will offer another option for the users and since 90% of the images people share on his platform are in the form of face images, the application will have ‘Face’ recognition software to collate the images, very much like Facebook is doing now. What distinguishes Layout from other collage apps is the complete absence of border options, which Instagram says was a conscious choice, especially since they are encouraging users to experiment with symmetry effects to create out-of-this-world images. And that’s where the mirror and flip options come in, which, combined with the ability to zoom in and out of each element of your collage, can result in more creative images.
Without a doubt, Layout’s simplicity – both in its ease of use and the small number of available editing options – will make this app popular among selfie aficionados, a fact from which Instagram doesn’t shy away. Layout even includes a predominant “Photo Booth” mode that will take up to four photos using your iPhone’s front-facing camera and automatically place them into one of 10 available layouts.