Instagram 6.0 now live on Android

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Meet Instagram 6.0.

Instagram’s pretty hefty upgrade for its official Android application started rolling out today. The update transports a plethora of new ‘creative tools,’ together with the usual multitude of additional bug fixes and speed optimizations.

Once downloaded, users will have the facility to adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation and warmth of the background, whilst still having the ability to blur the edges of the picture and alter the exposure rate when editing photo’s.

The update also brings the resources to attune the intensity of filters. Now when selecting a filter, you’ll see a new, sparkly wrench icon. Tap it. Then, double tap the filter of your choice and you’ll be presented with a menu in which you can determine just how much of the filter you wish to apply to a photo.

Clearly, Instagram is trying to streamline the process of uploading photographs to its service. Prior to the update, users tended to edit their photos in a third-party application before posting them in the social networking app, but now they can apply all the changes they would usually make directly in Instagram itself.

Instagram 6.0 is now live in the Google Play Store and you can grab it by clicking the download link below.