It has been five years, that Instagram favored square-shaped photos and videos. However, it has brought an update on uploads which definitely brings a smile on millions of users.
Instagram will let the user upload landscape and portrait images and videos. Users will be able to adjust the orientation of their photos to portrait or landscape by tapping on the format icon before editing. Once shared, the full-sized version of the photo will appear in other users’ feeds, but the post will still show up as a center-cropped square on users’ profile pages.
Previously, this type of content is not easy to share on Instagram. Friends get cut out of group shots, the subject of your video feels cramped and many mores.
Users especially excited about what this update means for video on Instagram, which in widescreen can be more cinematic than ever. While historically, it had separate filters for photos and for videos, all filters will now work on all types of moments. You can also adjust the intensity of filters on videos, too.
It has brought an update for iOS and Android, however, portrait orientation photos are limited up to 4:3 aspect ratio while landscape orientation shots of any aspect ratio can now be posted without any problem. Portrait orientation shots are still needed to be cropped if the aspect ratio is wider than 4:3. The limit should at least be bumped up to 16:9. Also, when importing a photo into IG directly from the phone’s gallery (or another app), the Format button/icon is missing.