Off-late users have noticed an annoying bug on Instagram that fractionally enlarges their stories after they have posted them. While this bug will be resolved in the following update, there are a few things you can do right now to tackle this issue. In this article, we bring you the top 5 fixes to the ‘Instagram keeps zooming in my stories’ issue.
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Clear app cache
Step 1: Go to Settings and select Apps.
Step 2: Scroll down and select Instagram.
Step 3: Tap on Storage.
Step 4: Select Clear Cache from the bottom of the screen.
Force Stop and restart the app
Step 1: Go to Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down and select Apps.
Step 3: Scroll down and select Instagram.
Step 4: Select Force Stop from the bottom menu.
Update the app
Since this is most likely a bug-related issue, it can be fixed by updating the app. Go to Google Play Store, search for Instagram, and hit the Update button. If your app is up to date, wait for the developers to update a new version of the app in which the bug has been resolved. You can also turn on auto-updates for when you’re connected to WiFi by going to Play Store settings.
Delete and Reinstall Instagram
If your Instagram is updated but still keeps acting up, you can try deleting and reinstalling it on your phone. Deleting the app clears its temporary memory. If you accidentally downloaded a corrupted file on your phone, deleting and reinstalling it can fix any issues you are facing on the platform. To remove Instagram from your device, tap and hold the app icon in the app drawer and hit Uninstall.
Use a third-party app
If the above methods didn’t work for you, maybe posting a story using a third-party app for Instagram might help. We don’t usually recommend using third-party apps for Instagram as they get unfettered access to your login credentials and user data, but in this case, there’s not much else you can do. Apps like Hootsuite and Circleboom fit the bill for this task. To make sure you always have control of your Instagram account at all times, turn on two-factor authentication for the Instagram app.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why is Instagram zooming in on my stories?
A recent bug on the app is causing Instagram to post slightly zoomed-in stories.
How do I fix the zooming-in issue on Instagram?
While there are no direct fixes to this problem, you can clear the app cache, update it, and reinstall it to make sure you don’t encounter it again.
How do I pause a Story or Reel on Instagram?
To pause an Instagram Reel or Story, simply tap and hold the screen on the frame that you want to pause.
This is how you can fix the ‘Instagram zooming in stories’ issue on your phone. To upload an image or video on Instagram without any compression or loss of quality, make sure you are adhering to the post guidelines. All Instagram Stories must be in a 9:16 aspect ratio. Read this article to find out more about how you can post high-quality photos and videos on Instagram.
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