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New features make sharing photos easier and more fun (pictures)

The popular social photo and video app Instagram got a major makeover for Android in early 2014, along with minor new features for iOS.

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Modern design

Instagram got a makeover for Android in a recent update, with a sleek new design throughout the app. All of the same camera, filter, and sharing features are still there, but now they look even better.
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Camera controls

The camera controls and photo filter screens also got an updated look on Android, with a darker theme and minimal buttons.
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Apply filters to your video

Just as with photos, you can choose from several filters for your 15-second video.
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Share!

After you're done fiddling with filters and effects, you can share your photo or video with the Instagram community, as well as post it to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, and Foursquare.
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Instagram Direct

Alternatively, you can now send private photos and videos with Instagram Direct, which only shares a 'gram to people you specify in the app.
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Personal profile

Your profile shows a short bio and a grid of your recent uploads. There are tabs to view photos you've been tagged in, and also your photo map.
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Photo map

You can view all of your photos on a map, provided you've added a geotag to the images and video you share with Instagram. Your photos are stacked in groups until you get close enough to see them separate into different locations.

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