The big and GOOD news today is that Instagram has just released FOCUS Feature which lets you BLUR out the background for portrait mode on your images and videos as well! If you want to see this in action head over to my Instagram @ohprosocial and check out my latest story.

Also hot off the Instagram press is @mention sticker is now available for iOS –  which makes it even easier to connect with friends in your stories. After you’ve taken a photo or video in your stories camera, open the stickers tray, tap the @mention sticker, start typing the name of the account you want to mention and select from the options that appear. You can then rotate, scale and place your sticker wherever you’d like.

Focus is now available on iPhone SE, 6S, 6S+, 7, 7+, 8, 8+ and X and select Android devices.

This update is available as part of Instagram version 39.0 for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android in Google Play.

There are times when creating a story on this social media platform is less than desirable because perhaps you haven’t tidied up or are in a location where you’d like to keep undisclosed, whatever your reason, now you can create your story worry free. Are you excited to start using this feature for your brand stories? If you’re like me and you’ve held off on using Stories, perhaps because your locations wasn’t always prime. Well the good news is now you can start using FOCUS feature, it’s next to Boomerang