Why is the Instagram camera zoomed in on Stories? - Solution

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Instagram is undoubtedly one of the most popular apps in the world, since the famous social network has more than 1.000 million users. And all of this is understandable, since it offers excellent options that help us get more out of it, like its useful camera. If you have problems using it and want to find the solution, today we show you because the Instagram camera is zoomed in the Stories.

As with any app, there are some problems we can have when using Instagram from our mobile. In fact, there are many who have had problems with the unusual camera zoom in the Stories, and if that's the case, then we'll show you why this problem. Additionally, we will provide you with one simple guide on how to fix it.



Why is the Instagram camera zoomed in?

There are many apps and social networks that exist today, but it should be noted that very few have achieved the boom that Instagram has had in such a short time. There is no doubt that the famous social network is developed with great quality, it already offers us tools that have become a vital part of the daily life of many of us.

Among the best is the fantastic camera integrated with the app, since with the its filters alone and options we can give a touch to all our photos and videos. But if you have had a hard time using it and want to fix Instagram camera issues, now we show you where you can start.

It may be that when you use the camera while creating your Stories, it has one unusual zoom that does not allow you to focus well on what you want to capture on the screen. But why does this happen? Well, the answer is actually very simple.



What happens is that, as many of us already know, the default image and video size on Instagram is 4: 5. The problem is that, as most cell phones take long or stretched photos, the Instagram camera performs one auto zoom that fits the image to avoid any adjustment problems.

If you are not one of those who like to zoom in on Instagram photos, here are some steps you should follow to avoid this auto zoom that makes this app so widely used.

Instagram camera zoom solution

Since this is a default option in the Instagram app, there is no tool within it that allows us to solve what we call a "problem". But since there is a solution for everything in this life, there are other steps you can take to achieve it. They are:

  • Log into the Instagram app with your account as usual.
  • Press the «Profile» button to go to your feed.
  • Then, press the "Menu" option marked with three dots in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Select "Settings" and go to the "Camera" section.
  • Disable the option "Use the advanced Instagram camera".

That's all! With that done, you can remove the automatic zoom in the Instagram camera, and if you take the photo and it still has it, zoom in by pinching it with your fingers. But if you can't even use the camera as usual, remember to turn on camera access on Instagram.


What to do if the Instagram camera is not zoomed in?

If you try all this and still can't reduce Instagram Stories, you can try delete the app cache, as this can make it difficult for options to work properly. Also, you can use a good cleaning app to help you free up that space on your mobile. This may not work, so we recommend that you remove Instagram and reinstall the app if the problem persists.


We also encourage you to follow the tips for registering and editing Instagram Stories in order to avoid further problems related to this app tool. We hope this guide is useful and you can make your Instagram camera smaller.

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