Instagram Has a Hidden Portrait Mode in the Stories Camera

A sign of things to come?

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Thanks to some digital sleuthing, one of the hidden features of Instagram‘s Stories is a secret no more. Hidden in the app’s code is a feature that hints at the existence of a forthcoming portrait mode.

Ishan Agarwal, who first broke the news about Instagram’s possible audio/visual calling features, decompiled the app’s APK and found an icon titled “portrait_shutter_icon.png,” hinting at a hidden potential within the app.

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No word from Instagram whether the features are actually on the way, but stay tuned. Elsewhere in the world of photography, Canon finally announced concrete plans to focus on mirrorless cameras.

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