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Instagram Introduces “Photos of You,” A New Way of Tagging People in Photos

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Instagram announced a new feature in an update to both their Android and iOS apps this morning called “Photos of You.” As the name suggests, this is a new way to tag people or objects in the photos you have snapped. It’s a lot like how Facebook photo tagging works, which would make sense since the photo-sharing service is owned by them. 

In the past, you had to mention people in the text associated with images in order to notify them that you they were being included. With “Photos of You,” you’ll now have an additional way to focus specifically on the people you spend time with during the pre-upload section of recently snapped pics. Once you have applied filters or made editing changes, you’ll now see that the “Share Photo” section includes an “Add people” box. Once you tap in that box, you’ll be directed to your image which will allow you to tap areas that you wish to tag people with. You can do this for multiple people, as you can see in the image above.

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Also, included in your profile page, you’ll see a new tab for this “Photos of You” section, so that you can see every photo you have ever starred in.

To know if an image has tags, you should see a little black icon in the bottom left corner. To view images with tagged people, a simple single tap will bring up and tags.

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Via: Instagram

  • marvin

    where is the camera icon its not where you said it would be? and not avail on the google play help?

  • michael arazan

    So now we’ll all know who’s junk that is in those anonymous photos : )

    I’m surprised tabloids didn’t make this like tmz

  • ReturnOfTheMack

    Tim is a camera and Kellen is a phone, nice.

  • Flowerpower

    Can others view photos you’ve been tagged in if your profile is private??

  • OrangeAttack

    Breaking News: Teens leave FB, CIA moves its facial recognition software to IG.

  • http://www.mecha-digital.com/ Jason@MechaDigital

    Sounds like a big step towards FB ruining IG. I find tagging to be one of the more annoying features and being able to tag the photos themselves seems a lot more aggressive than mentioning people in the comments.

  • radiohead14

    more importantly… the update included an upgrade to the quality of photos uploaded. it’s noticeably better.. less artifacts and compression.

  • mustbepbs

    What a stupid service. All you ever see is people taking pictures of their feet, their food, or their frivolous lifestyle. It’s like a status symbol projector.

    • Edwin Mann

      Good thing you don’t have to use it

      • mustbepbs

        Good thing, eh?

    • jaw_shoe_uh

      Don’t like it, don’t use it. Pretty simple.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      But I take pretty pics of my dogs! :P

    • Jimneezy

      I’ve always said that people who dont like Instgram for those reason’s mentioned is mainly cause you’re following the wrong people. I find some really cool and creative photos so I dont get my feed bombarded with crappy pictures