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Instagram Launches Layout: New app for creating custom collages and image effects

Instagram has launched a new app called Layout, a new app that it says will let Instagram users easily combine multiple photos into a single image.


The app has been designed for creating custom collages and image effects that can then be uploaded directly to Instagram, shared via text, or a variety of other options.

When you open Layout, Instagram will automatically show you previews of custom layouts as you choose photos from your camera roll. To make it easier to find the photos you want, Instagram says it has added a Faces option that will show you all the photos in your camera roll that feature people.

From there, you have complete artistic control. Drag and drop photos to rearrange them, pinch to zoom or pull the sides of each photo to adjust its size and get your layout just right. Then flip and rotate your photos to create cool arrangements and mirror effects.
For spontaneous moments, has also added Photo Booth. Users will have to tap it to start a countdown and capture photos that they will instantly see in a layout.

‘’From imagining mirrored landscapes to sharing multiple moments from an entire adventure, we’ve seen these kinds of visual storytelling happening on Instagram and we’re inspired by it’’. Instagram said in a blog post.

‘’With Layout, it’s easier than ever to unlock your creativity — and we can’t wait to see what you’ll make next’’ it added.

Layout from Instagram is available from today for iOS devices in Apple’s App Store. It’s currently only available for iOS but Instagram says it will be available for Android in the coming months.


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