Instagram introduces new app called Layout for photo collages

Instagram's latest stand-alone app, lets users combine multiple photos and post them as a single image. Called Layout, it is the second app that Facebook-owned Instagram has released. Last August, it came out with Hyperlapse, which lets users create time-lapse videos to share on Instagram.


Instagram's latest stand-alone app, lets users combine multiple photos and post them as a single image. Called Layout, it is the second app that Facebook-owned Instagram has released. Last August, it came out with Hyperlapse, which lets users create time-lapse videos to share on Instagram.

Layout lets users choose custom layouts for photo collages, rearranging the images and adjusting their size and shape. A feature called Faces shows users all the photos in their camera that feature people. Another tool, called Photo Booth, works like a real-life photo booth, counting down to capture photos instantly.

The app is available for iOS devices, and Instagram says it will be available for Android devices in the coming months.

Earlier, Instagram had rolled out new 'carousel' ads will allows brands to post multiple images, which users can scroll through by swiping their finger across the phone’s screen.

Instagram, which Facebook acquired in 2012 for $1 billion, has 300 million monthly users.

The new ad service marks the latest step in Instagram’s effort to position its mobile service as an online marketing channel. Instagram introduced photo ads in late 2013 and rolled out video ads last year.

With inputs from Associated Press


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