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VIDEO: Instagram now lets users tag friends and brands in photos

VIDEO: Instagram now lets users tag friends and brands in photos
Zen Terrelonge

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Social / Instagram / May 3rd 2013 at 11:06AM

Facebook-like feature dubbed 'Photos of You'.

Facebook and Instagram have pinched key features off of each other since last year's $1 billion acquisition, with Instagram launching for desktops and Facebook Home including double tap-based photo likes.

The next, and perhaps most obvious, Facbook component to hit Instagram comes in the form of photo tagging. The feature, dubbed 'Photos of You,' will give users the power to tag their BFFs, brands or anyone they follow in their filter-riddled pictures, just as they would do on Facebook.

A Photos of You section will appear on profiles, with notifications alerting users of a new tag. But just in case the picture should never see the light of day, the tagged party can control who sees their images, making them public or private as they see fit.

Instagram, blogged: "We have always sought to give you simple and expressive ways to bring the stories behind your photos to life. Your captions and hashtags capture the “what?” and your Photo Map answers the “where?” but until today we’ve never quite been able to answer the “who?”.

"Today, we’re excited to introduce Photos of You and bring you a new way to share and discover stories on Instagram. When you upload a photo to Instagram, you’re now able to add people as easily as you add hashtags. Only you can add people to your photos, so you have control over the images you share."

The big question now is: when will hashtags be integrated into Facebook?

Version 3.5 of Instagram for Android and iOS is now available for download.

Check out the video below.