Instagram's Stories is a blatant copy of Snapchat Stories, so it's not really a huge surprise to see another feature carried over. In this update, Instagram is getting one-finger zoom - simply hold the record button and slide your finger up or down to zoom. Wonder where they got that idea from?


  • We have a few improvements to Instagram Stories!
  • Zoom with one hand as you're recording a video. Slide your finger up while holding the video record button.
  • Lots of bug fixes and improvements to make stories even better (and faster).

There's not really much more to say on this, other than in practice it works well. The whole Instagram Stories feature kind of annoys me because it's so obvious where they got the idea from - they didn't dress it up or even rename it - but that's a different, uh, story. Otherwise, the update has bug fixes and 'improvements' to make Stories better, which I guess are always welcome.

The 9.1.5 update is out on the Play Store now, or we have it on APK Mirror if you'd prefer.

Developer: Instagram
Price: Free+