Instagram Has a New ‘Focus’ Mode for Sharper Selfies and Portraits
Instagram has a new portrait effect that can be added to photos and videos in stories.
Called ‘Focus,’ this new feature simulates bokeh — an aesthetic that is created when the focal point of an image is juxtaposed against a blurred background.
Most modern smartphones simply refer to this as “portrait mode” as it can keep a person in focus while the background softly blurs.
Instagram users can find the new ‘Focus’ mode when taking either a photo or video to add to their story. It can be accessed from the bottom menu next to other effects like superzoom and boomerang. Focus mode can be used with either the front or rear-facing camera.