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Straighten things out with the latest Instagram update for Android

If you've been wanting to straighten all those slightly crooked pictures your posting to Instagram from your Android, you'll be able to soon. An update is rolling out for Android that brings the straighten control and new sound and data usage controls to videos to the popular photo-sharing app. Users on iOS have had access to this for a while, and now the apps are on equal footing from a feature standpoint. 

You can check the Google Play link above to see if the update is available for you. If not, it should be soon as the folks at Instagram say it's coming today.

Source: @Instrgram

 

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Instagram update coming to Android, brings photo straightening and new video controls

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Will this be the update that brings ads to the app and they aren't saying anything until you've updated?

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Still no fix for the awful compression the android version gives?

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Go to option>advance features and uncheck "Use high-quality image processing"

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I think they haven't done anything to this point to improve the image quality on photos upload on Android. The problem is with their resizing/cropping algorithm. Also, the "advanced image processing option" introduces artifacts sometimes.

I have to disable that option and use an app like Pixlr Express to crop my photos and export them to Instagram at 612x612 in size so Instagram doesn't crop or resize anything. This way the quality is much better but still not up to par with the iOS version.

There are tons of reports of poor image quality or artifacts on HTC One (I have this), Galaxy S4, Nexus 4 and other handsets.

They should start taking more care for their Android app.

Still not on equal footing from a design standpoint though. It's unfortunate because the iOS version looks more like android than the android version.

I've seen mockups of a holo version IG app that's as beautiful as the 3rd party IG app on windows phone. Hope one day we get something similar.

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Review on the play store says that they removed the option that controls if a video will auto play or not. I hope this isn't true. Fingers crossed that the reviewer missed it and jumped the gun.

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The post from Instagram said that we will get improved controls. My guess is that this will mean options to have autoplay with or without sound. But it shouldn't remove the current option to turn it off.

"This update also includes new settings for iOS and Android that let you more clearly control sound and data usage for videos on Instagram."

Someone can upload an apk for this update? Or a link? Please! In my country the updates always takes a couple more days to release

Apparently, this reporter doesn't know the difference between "your" and "you're". Is there no editor? Come on Mobile Nations. This is unacceptable.

Nice! Now when is IG going to allow you to edit comments like on G+, and FB? It's such a minor upgrade what is taking them so long? Also i hate the fact that us Android users have to wait so long while all of the Apple fan boys get the updates first it's annoying.

Videos will now autoplay without an option to disable that. You do have the option of playing them without sound though.

Those are the "improved video controls". I guess this is in preparation for ads on video so you can't prevent them from being played.