Instagram Gains Support for Live Photos, Wide Colour Gamut

Aldrin Calimlim, App Advice:

Live Photos support in Instagram allows you to take any of the GIF-like images you’ve taken on your iPhone and convert it into a back-and-forth looping Boomerang video to be shared on the app’s Stories platform or as a direct message.


In addition to Live Photos support in Instagram, support for the wide color gamut of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus has been incorporated into the app. This means that users of the newer iPhones will now be able to see and capture more vivid Instagram images.

Facebook has supported Live Photos since shortly after the iPhone 6S’ debut, so it’s a little odd that it has taken Instagram a full year more to become compatible. Both of these features are delivered via a back-end architectural adjustment, though, so an app update isn’t required. Nice.

On a side note, I haven’t seen an ad in Instagram for several months now. That’s not a complaint.