Instagram just killed all those photo collage apps, so you can probably start deleting them right away (if you’re an iOS user).
The company has just launched its second standalone app, and it’s a photo collage app called Layout. It’s notable that Instagram chose to launch a standalone app for this, instead of just adding the ability to make collages inside the main app. But Instagram’s Layout makes it easy to share your collages on Instagram and Facebook so it’s not that big of a deal. This does mean that the PicStitch-es and InstaCollages of the world have become less useful.
“When you open Layout, we 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, we’ve also added a Faces option that shows you all the photos in your camera roll that feature people,” says Instagram.
“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.”
Layout gives you a lot of freedom as to how you well, layout, your photos. it also offers a handful of basic editing tools – including the pretty cool mirror effect that will make for some neat photos landing in your feeds, for sure.
It’s currently only available on iOS and will land on Android “in the coming months.”
Image via Instagram