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Instagram introduces Focus function for all your portrait needs

Shoot bokeh selfies all the time!

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Great news for all of you who love posting selfies on your IG stories! Instagram has just rolled out a new feature that will instantly make you the focus of all your shots.

Introducing: Focus! This new IG feature allows for a Portrait Mode effect straight from the IG camera. The Focus button, found beside the Superzoom button, activates this bokeh feature. The best part? It’s available on both front and rear cameras.

This new function is available on the iPhone SE, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, X, and select Android phones on Instagram version 39.0.


But, that’s not all: Instagram is also rolling out an @mention sticker which will allow you to tag people with a sticker, instead of just boring old text. This feature is available on iOS.

SEE ALSO: Facebook scans everything you send on Messenger

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Barack and Michelle Obama join forces with Netflix

Are you ready to watch with the Obamas?

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Netflix announced that former US President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama signed a partnership with the streaming service under an entity named Higher Ground Productions over a press release and a twitter post.

In case you’re wondering why the former White House residents are teaming up with Netflix, the Obamas stated they want to share the experiences of the fascinating people they meet.

The two always believed in the power of storytelling. “We hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world,” said President Barack Obama.

Michelle added, “Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership.”

“Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly recognized public figures and are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, who’s proud to have the Obamas on board.

SEE ALSO: Netflix adds HDR support for new Sony and Huawei phones

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Android P: YouTubers React

Android Pineapple or Android Popcorn?

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It’s that time of the year again when we make guesses on what the next version of Android will be called. We saw some clues at the Shoreline Amphitheater and this is what your favorite YouTubers think.

Is it going to be Android Pineapple? Android Popcorn? Android Popsicle? Android Pie? Your guess is as good as ours. Sound off in the comments section what you think it will be called!

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Instagram will tell you how much time you spend on the app soon

Good thing or bad thing?

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Just how much time do you spend stalking on Instagram? You may not know the answer now, but Instagram knows. And pretty soon, you’ll be able to check.

According to TechCrunch, code hidden on the Instagram app showed a “time spent” feature under “Usage Insights.”

It’s still unclear how the function would work. When it was discovered, it was also unclear whether Instagram was testing out the option for eventual rollout, until Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom had this to say:

As of now, there’s still no news on when “time spent” would roll out, but the move is unsurprising. Tech companies are now moving towards features that allow users to monitor usage time and statistics. Earlier this month, Google announced similar functions on digital well-being for Android P that includes a dashboard that will give you information on your phone usage.

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