Menu

Search

  |   Technology

Menu

  |   Technology

Search

Instagram Users Can Now Draw On Their Friends’ Photos, Expect Lewd Doodles

Instagram.Max Pixel/Max Pixel

The photo-sharing social media platform Instagram just launched a new feature that basically allows friends to draw all over the pictures of their friends. Called “remixing,” the feature involves sending photos to their friends, who will then mess around with the image. Using stickers, texts, or doodles, users can keep sending editing pictures to each other back and forth.

In the announcement post posted by Instagram, the Facebook-owned social network provides the gist of what this new feature is all about. It would appear that it is intended to encourage more personal interactions on the platform, which mostly revolves around people posting up pictures and then everyone else commenting on them.

“Starting today, you can remix your friends’ photos — then send them back for fun conversations,” the post reads. “When viewing a photo message from a friend, tap the camera icon at the bottom and capture a reply. Your reply includes a sticker of what you’re replying to. Move and resize it, and add your own twist with stickers, text and drawings. You can remix photos back and forth for a fun visual of your conversation.”

As The Verge notes, using “remix” can seem confusing. However, its use is clear enough to see once members of the platform go off on it. The new feature is live as of now, so users can go nuts and send each other pictures that their friends can vandalize to their hearts’ content.

With regards to the potential results of this new feature, there’s no point pretending that users are only going to type or doodle sweet things on photos. An influx of lewd or potentially offensive edits is a likely event to come out of this development. Of course, there’s always the small chance that perhaps the internet will simply use this opportunity to express how much they appreciate their friends.

  • ET PRO
  • Market Data

Market-moving news and views, 24 hours a day >

December 11 09:00 UTC Released

ITRetail Sales NSA YY

Actual

-2.1 %

Forecast

Previous

3.4 %

December 11 09:00 UTC Released

ITRetail Sales SA MM

Actual

-1 %

Forecast

Previous

0.9 %

December 11 11:30 UTC 123123m

TREndYear CPI Fcst/Cb Svy*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

10.68 %

December 11 15:00 UTC 333333m

USEmployment Trends*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

135.6 tln

December 11 15:00 UTC 333333m

USJOLTS Job Openings*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

6.093 Mln

December 11 21:00 UTC 693693m

KRExport Price Growth YY*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

8 %

December 11 21:00 UTC 693693m

KRImport Price Growth YY*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

6.8 %

December 11 23:50 UTC 863863m

JPCorp Goods Price MM*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

0.3 %

December 11 23:50 UTC 863863m

JPCorp Goods Price YY*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

3.4 %

December 12 00:30 UTC 903903m

AUNAB Business Conditions

Actual

Forecast

Previous

21 Bln TRY

Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.