As you tilt your device left and right, the level will move to show you how far away you are from holding your phone straight kyoshino/iStock
By Brandy Shaul
4 mins ago
Instagram appears to be testing a “Level” tool in Instagram Stories, which will help you ensure that you’re holding your device straight before taking a photo or video. If you’re one of the Instagram users with access to this feature, our guide will show you how it works.
Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram application on iOS.
Step 1: On the Instagram Stories camera, tap the “Level” icon on the left side of the screen.
Step 2: Point your device toward your subject and a level will appear on the screen. As you tilt your device left and right, the level will move to show you how far away you are from holding your phone straight.
Step 3: Tilt your device until the level line is straight across and a yellow rectangle appears on the screen. This lets you know you’re holding your device level. Then, you can feel free to take a photo or video knowing your shot is level. Note: If you use the level tool when capturing a video, the level will remain on the screen as you record so you can maintain this position.