I wouldn’t lie to you about something as sacred as good selfies.
Also, it’s only currently available for iPhones 6S and up, and some Android phones. So if you have an older iPhone or a kind of obscure Android, you might be out of luck. Instagram did not immediately respond to a request for comment about whether it plans to roll this feature out on more kinds of phones.
In the Instagram App, go to “Stories,” and then go to the bottom where the options for “Live,” “Boomerang,” etc. are. Swipe left until you see “Focus”. Tap it.
Here’s BuzzFeed employee Alp (who also loves you and wants the best for you) demonstrating the difference between Focus and normal modes.
Here’s another one. Notice the edges of Alp’s hair gets a little blurry. It’s not perfect, but it looks pretty cool, right?
There you go, my friends. If you don’t have a fancy iPhone X, now you can fake having portrait mode through Instagram. You will look MARVELOUS!