Times are changing, and so is Instagram. According to The Verge, one of the world’s largest photo-sharing social media site is prepping up to showcase larger photos – 1080 x 1080 sizes, to be exact.
Vlad Savov wrote that checking the source code of Instagram’s web view reveals that new uploaded images are now being saved in 1080px resolution. The Verge has reached out to Instagram, and in turn, the company has admitted that it is indeed “gradually rolling out” the new features to iOS and Android apps around the world. An exact date hasn’t been given.
When asked if the 1080px feature will be available on its web version, Instagram said that “right now we are focused on mobile, with no plans to share on web.”
There is a way to uncover 1080px versions of photos being uploaded on Instagram. According to The Verge, you can “use a desktop browser like Chrome or Firefox to open up an Instagram photo page’s source HTML code, then search for .jpg within it. The first result should be the URL to the larger version of the picture.”