Instagram introduces Layout App

Layout, an app for making photo collages that Instagram introduced on iOS in March, is now available for Android. The app, which can be downloaded here, arrays your photos in a variety of grids. It’s meant to capitalize on the fact that about one in five Instagram users regularly post collages to their accounts, according to the company.

Where most third-party collage apps present you with a variety of grids and ask you to fill them in with photos, Layout starts by asking you to select a few photos and then suggests a variety of grids for you based on how many photos you picked. It’s unclear how popular Layout has been on iOS, but it fits with Facebook’s strategy of releasing focused, single-purpose tools for its various services. Along with Layout, Instagram released another new feature today for Android users: “structure,” a new creative tool meant to bring out “textures and details” from photos, according to the company.

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The app allow you to customize the layout, using a number of pre-defined templates and then tweaking them as desired. You can fix and mirror images, replace them with others, and adjust the borders between them. You can share the results both to your camera roll, and to Instagram and other social destinations.

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