Instagram Now Lets You Upload Landscape and Portrait Formats

  • · Posted 31 months Ago
  •  BY Jack Lowe

Since it's launch, Instagram has only allowed users to upload videos and photos in a square 1:1 format, but that's all changing today as the Facebook-owned company has announced that you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation.

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"Square format has been and always will be part of who we are," said Instagram in a blog post. "That said, the visual story you’re trying to tell should always come first, and we want to make it simple and fun for you to share moments just the way you want to."

After doing some research, Instagram discovered that nearly 1 in 5 of the videos or photos posted on the network aren't currently in the square format, instead using other apps to add white borders.

"It hasn’t been easy to share this type of content on Instagram: friends get cut out of group shots, the subject of your video feels cramped and you can’t capture the Golden Gate Bridge from end to end," continues the blog. "Now, when choosing a photo or video, you can tap the format icon to adjust the orientation to portrait or landscape instead of square. Once you share the photo, the full-sized version of it will appear to all of your followers in feed in a beautiful, natural way. To keep the clean feel of your profile grid, your post will appear there as a center-cropped square."

Instagram for iOS version 7.5 is available today in Apple’s App Store, and Instagram for Android version 7.5 is available today on Google Play.

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