The “3D Touch” feature is currently only found on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, but it seems like Instagram has added the feature into its Android app. Most Android devices do not have 3D Touch capabilities, so how does the feature work?
3D Touch is basically a feature that lets users gain access to options faster with less amount of clicks. Rather than the conventional long press or right click, it’s more like an upgrade to the long press.
Now, Android users on Instagram can long press an image’s thumbnail to zoom in on it. Next, dragging the finger away and moving it over the buttons lets the user like, view profile, or share the image immediately. Hovering over the buttons will also provide a haptic feedback.
When Apple first launched the 3D Touch feature for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, one of the first few apps to integrate the feature is none other than Instagram. Apple devices were definitely the first to get the feature, and months later, the company decided that Android users should get the feature as well.
The update is available in version 7.13.0 of the app, and it is now slowly rolling out to Android users. To those who have not gotten it, you’ll just have to wait patiently for the Google Play Store to notify you of the update.
(Source: Android Police)