New Instagram Update Brings Much-Awaited Change

New Instagram Update Brings Much-Awaited Change
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Instagrammers know how difficult it was to fit their pictures in a square. Cropping videos to fit in a frame was more difficult. Understanding the pain people go through when cutting off one of the faces of friends and families, Instagram rolled out a new update where users can now use full-sized portraits and landscape photos.


The change will be effective from today, giving users two additional options – portrait and landscape.

Instagram is a platform for photographers. People do not use it just to share photos with friends and families. Professional photographers are increasingly using this platform to share their work to the world. It works as a portfolio for many. In such cases, restricting the photo size becomes problematic for users.

What did Instagram say about the change?

Instagram says that while analyzing data from their network they realized that people are not posting square pictures and hence they are forced to crop, which is always a convenient option. It is true that cropping was many a times ruining the beauty of pictures.

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Instagram also said that the old square will still remain for people who do not want to switch to portrait or landscape options. But when you click on the picture, the original picture will show.

How to work on new Instagram?

Instagram will now have a “format” icon. While you choose your photo for further processing, go to format and choose the orientation that suits your picture or video – either landscape or portrait. The further process of uploading the picture/video remains the same.

Well done, Instagram! Now the platform is sure to have more photographers on board.

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