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Instagram update finally adds option to edit captions

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Instagram users can now edit their captions

Instagram users can spend hours poring over the filters, tilt shift options, crops and the multitude of editing photo editing options. However, one misplaced finger while typing the caption can often undo that photographic perfection.

Until now.

The makers of the Facebook-owned photo-sharing have issued an update for iOS and Android allowing keen mobile snappers to edit those captions after the photo has been posted.

Now, rather than delete the photo and repost it, or add an apologetic secondary caption, users can fix those typos or add an extra hashtag to ensure the photo reaches the largest possible audience. Heck, even a post-post emoji is possible in this brave new world.

The company wrote on its official blog: “We’ve added the ability to go back and edit captions on your posts. When you share a moment to Instagram, a typo shouldn’t get in the way. This has been one of the top requests that we’ve heard from the community, and we’re excited to finally bring it to you today. You’ll find a new “Edit” option in the menu beneath your image. Tap it to edit your caption.”

Alongside the additional editing tools, Instagram has also tweaked the Explore section, which will now feature two tabs: Photos and People.

The first will remain as before, featuring images that fit in with your own posts and the people you follow, while the new People tab “highlights interesting accounts for you to discover.”

Users will also be able to add in or edit a location after the fact.

The new app is available to download from the App Store and the Google Play store from today.

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