Well we all pretty much knew this was coming, it was only a matter of time. After the folks (Mark) from Facebook bought Instagram we knew some deeper integration with the social site was coming soon. It’s been a few months since the buyout and last night Instagram received its first small Facebook contribution, as well as a few bug fixes.
The update was released last night and now users are able to completely share any photo they find on Instagram to their Facebook friends and family. If you “like” a photo you can then quickly and easily share it all in-app. Thankfully this appears to be an optional feature you can disable in settings should you not want that option.
What I don’t like is the fact that people can share any picture I take to Facebook. I post them on Instagram and not Facebook for a reason, but I guess that’s out of our control now. That isn’t all though, there’s good news. The update also brought a few much needed search features. Now you can search for usernames or even tags in the explore part of the app to find friends or common interests. Instagram also solved the “loading more comments” issue that the app has been plagued with since launching.
Get the new Instagram right now for Android on the Google Play Store.