You see them over your Instagram Stories feed – posts by post, video by video of dramatic, stupid or otherwise funny zooming. Your friends show their lives through a Hollywood blockbuster, and you can do the same. Fortunately, it's quite easy to accomplish, whether you're running iOS or Android.
While your flow may be full of different zooms, it wasn't always so. When Instagram started playing around with dramatic zooming, there was only one effect we could use – Superzoom – whose original intent was to mimic the dramatic chipmunk, without adding on-screen effects. It is basically the whip (or snap) zoom effect, a classic trope in western and kung fu movies like A Fistful Dollars and Specify the respective Dragon .
Since Instagram First introduced the Superzoom effect in Stories, Superzoom has become the generic name for Instagram's collection of dramatic zoomes, which contain 10 different effects right now, rather than a single effect.
Step 1: Finding the Superzoom Effects
If you know how to use the narrator, you already know how to use Superzoom. First, activate the narrator camera by either swiping directly on the home screen, pressing the camera button at the top left or on the "+ Your History" icon.
Next, drag the carousel at the bottom of the screen until you find "Superzoom". There should be two spaces to the right of "Normal".
Once you have chosen, take a look at the new carousel above the trigger. Here you can choose from one of the currently 10 options for your zoom: Surprise, Bummer, Dramatic, Nope, Bounce, TV Show, Hearts, Paparazzi, Beats and Fire.
When you select one, you have two options to record. First, you can hold down the shutter button, which lets you record until you either lift your finger from the shutter or when you reach the maximum recording time. Secondly, you can press the shutter button and Instagram starts automatically and stops recording for you.
Just know, Instagram may not play through the whole effect with the second method, and you can exceed the effect with the first, so it is best to play with each effect to hang on the different times.
That's all there is to it! Our only extra advice is to check in with Superzoom whenever you can. While Instagram hasn't updated their zooms series at a time, social media apps like keeping things fresh, often at the expense of older features. Don't be surprised if your favorite zoom disappears unexpectedly, just to be replaced by a number of new effects.
Superzoom is just a tool that helps you create interesting and interesting stories. In fact, there are lots of other features out there spread over dozens of apps that can take your stories to the next level. You find that you don't have to stick with an apps story maker to create the best possible content.
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