Instagram just released an update that will finally let you be able to edit your photo captions!
You can now edit photo captions after they’ve already been posted. Version 6.2.0 also introduces a new discovery tool in the Explore tab, shows off some small design changes, and now lets you edit your photo’s location.
Before this the only way to correct a flubbed caption was to delete the image and repost it, a less than ideal solution. But with an update available today, Instagram now allows you edit your captions after the fact, so you can fix your spelling mistakes and add in those emoji without giving up all of that social engagement you earned when the picture went up.
The update, which is iOS version 6.2 and Android version 6.10, also includes changes to the app’s Explore options. The Photos tab will still suggest interesting photos for you to check out, and the People tab will recommend new users you might like.
Blog also says “In addition to the updates to Explore, we’ve added the ability to go back and edit captions on your posts. When you share a moment to Instagram, a typo shouldn’t get in the way. This has been one of the top requests that we’ve heard from the community, and we’re excited to finally bring it to you today. You’ll find a new “Edit” option in the menu beneath your image. Tap it to edit your caption.”
The Profile icon also received a small tweak, showing just a silhouette instead of the card-like image it had before. And if you go to the profile page of a user with a lot of followers, you’ll now find suggested accounts hidden behind a drop-down arrow instead.
The photo-sharing app was bought by Facebook bought for $1bn (£589m) in 2012, having been founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger two years earlier.