Quickly access your iPhone's Camera Roll in Instagram 2.5

Use this simple shortcut to quickly access your iPhone's Camera Roll in Instagram 2.5.

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Instagram just rolled out a pretty big update, the first since the Facebook acquisition, to the iOS version of the app. There were big changes to the explore tab and a revamped profile tab, but there was also one hidden shortcut in the app that is going to make a lot of lives easier.

I learned of the smooth trick from a Tumblr post by MG Siegler that pointed to a tweet from a lead Facebook designer, Keegan Jones. Here's the tweet:

It's as simple as it sounds, but incredibly useful.

The next time you open Instagram on your iPhone to post a photo from your Camera Roll, instead of waiting for the camera to load, then navigating to your photos; simply press and hold on the camera icon. After a few seconds your Camera Roll will appear and you can finish posting form there. It saves you a few seconds and makes for a better experience. Unfortunately, Android users, it looks like you're left out on this one.

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Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and Fortune.com.

 

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