is again making a move. The photo and video sharing platform is constantly working on adding new/updating existing features that will make it easier to use and more enjoyable for their users. There is reportedly a new feature being tested out, which will definitely catch the attention of a DSLR savvy. Jane Manchun Wong
, who is often the first one to uncover such features, posted a screenshot of the new update that Instagram is currently working on. It is a new Stories UI which will allow users to switch between different modes. The interesting thing about it is that the modes are presented in a mechanical circular form, inspired strongly by a DSLR mode switcher. Wong also posted a side-by-side comparison of the two switchers in the comment thread of her tweet.
The new update will allow a user to switch between 3 modes, “Live”, “Normal” and “Create”. Live mode’s functionality will most likely remain as it is. Normal mode will help a user with AR effects and Capture Modes. Last but not the least, Create mode will present the user with a variety of Text and Sticker oriented functions. A video demo was also attached with Wong’s tweet.
Someone was quick to point out in the comment thread how the new update looks like Obscura app’s UI
. This led Wong to post a side-by-side comparison of the two UIs and honestly, they do look the same. Even Obscura app’s official twitter handle has passed a comment
on the striking similarity.
The release date for this update hasn’t been announced yet. However, some people expect it to be launched at Facebook Developer Conference next month.