Is Instagram out of original ideas?

Instagram dual camera
(Image credit: Instagram)

Just a day after BeReal reached the top spot in the app store, Instagram launched a new dual camera feature so that you can simultaneously record and take photos using the front and back camera. BeReal was launched as an almost anti-Instagram app that was more about the here and now than just showing off the best bits of your life.

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri made an announcement earlier this week about the features in the latest Instagram update which included a dual camera, reel templates and reels video merge. Instagram has been criticized recently for putting too much emphasis on video content rather than photos which is how it started. In fact, one Instagram user started the movement to make Instagram Instagram again in the hope of reverting it back to a photo-sharing platform.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.