For the truly devoted, Instagram isn’t just an app, it’s a lifestyle. Brunch pics, outfit inspo and makeup tips are all so much better filtered, in square form and with the words “link in bio” below. And all the die-hard IG fans know that timing counts and not a single second should be wasted from snap to share (you don’t want to miss out on your real life, after all). Which is why time-conscious iPhone users should be psyched about the app’s latest update.


Instagram just enabled share extension with its latest update, meaning that it’s possible to upload to the ‘gram directly from apps like Photos without ever entering Instagram itself. To access the new upload feature, update to the latest version of Instagram and open whichever app you want to share from. Press “share” then on the Instagram button. The photo will show up in a screen where you can add a caption and upload.

The only caveat is that you won’t be able to edit the photos after you upload them straight from the camera reel, so your pics will have to be #nofilter good. Of course, you could always edit a photo in a separate app like VSCO Cam before you upload.

Maybe this is Instagram’s way of making up for their unpopular algorithm tweak last week?

What do you think of the new Instagram changes? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t TechCrunch)