After 5 years, Instagram caves and adds photo zoom feature

As of Wednesday, Instagram has finally added a photo zoom feature to their massively popular social media platform. After 5 long years of refusing to incorporate any kind of photo-viewing features, the pic posting giant is now enabling users to zoom in on tiny parts of posted photos.

By using the same standard smartphone zoom maneuver with a pinch of two fingers, you can now immerse yourself in those glutinous food pictures and bikini pics you secretly scroll through every night.

With the arrival of zoom, it’s still unclear why the platform waited 5 whole years to give users this kind of visual insight.

As the company stated today, “Over the past six months, you’ve seen many exciting changes come to Instagram, from a new icon to longer videos and even a new way to share everyday moments with Instagram Stories. And as things change, we’re still focused on improving the core parts of Instagram.”

The zoom feature was made available for iPhone users this week, but Android users will have to wait a few more weeks before they can feast their eyes on discreet picture details.

As for everyone else, take care not to accidentally like your ex’s photo while you zoom in on their latest selfie.