Instagram Update Brings “Long Press” Peek Feature to Android

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In an update made available to Instagram’s beta users, a new feature has been baked in, which may have you thinking you are using an iPhone. Much like Apple’s 3D Touch, which allows users to long press on items and peek into them, when you are on a profile page or the search menu of the updated Instagram app, you can now long press on thumbnails of photos and videos, peaking into what they have to offer. 

Instagram has been adding cool features often, like multi-account support, which was subsequently removed almost immediately after it debuted. So far, we are most impressed with this peaking feature, so we hope Instagram decides not to remove it.

We have recorded a video below, detailing this snazzy feature.

For those without access to this beta update, you can find a direct download to the apk right here for your enjoyment.

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