Autocorrect fails, misspellings that went unnoticed, endless deletions solely for the purposes of re-captioning – we’ve all been there when it comes to Instagram.
But with a new update that just rolled out on Monday, users can now edit photo captions after they’re posted via a new “Edit” option in the menu beneath each image. Similar to Facebook, edited captions will include a note indicating that the post was edited when a user views the comments.
“When you share a moment to Instagram, a typo shouldn’t get in the way,” Instagram said in a blog post. “This has been one of the top requests that we’ve heard from the community, and we’re excited to finally bring it to you today.”
The update also changed the recently revamped Explore tab – the compass icon has been replaced by a magnifying glass – to make it easier to find new accounts to follow.
Explore, which curates popular posts, has now been split into two tabs: Photos and People.
That being said, you’ll find that the Photos tab hasn’t changed. It still curates the same scrolling grid of photos and videos you already know. The new People tab, however, highlights interesting accounts for you to discover, including those from users you’re connected to on other social networks, along with a preview of some of their most recent posts.
Let’s hope Instagram focuses on adding an edit option to the “Add to Photo Map” tab next.
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