Previous versions of Instagram improved performance, added filters, and made taking pictures and sharing photos with your phone’s camera faster than ever. Instagram is still the cool place to hang out if you want to snap pictures quickly and add a little flair, and today’s update shows it’s not always about just the things you take photos of.
Using Instagram and interacting with people is just as important as being able to take and edit a photograph. Instagram’s 2.5 update isn’t about adding filters to your images — it’s about the people you want to interact and share moments with. Thanks in part to a revamped profile tab, improved search, improved commenting, auto complete, and integration with Facebook. Instagram’s latest update brings to the forefront some aesthetic, usability, and performance changes that should make the overall experience smoother.
The update makes Instagram feel much more interactive, and brings about features I enjoy using in my Twitter apps (a la autocomplete). Instagram is a free download from the App Store.