Instagram Officially Allows Landscape and Portrait Photos

instagram landscape

Good news for all the Instagram users out there!

Instagram has officially announced that the users will now no longer be restricted to uploading only square photos. The world famous photo-sharing app recently announced that it will now support the landscape and portrait-shaped photos and videos.

Since 2010, the Facebook-owned Instagram app has been known for its 640×640 pixel image size, which was recently improved to 1080×1080. According to a Instagram, one out of every five photos uploaded on Instagram were originally not in square format. Observing this trend, they finally thought to bring in the change and introduced the feature of landscape and portrait photos and videos.

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“Square format has been and always will be part of who we are. 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.” Instagram says.

Attention! As of now the app will allow you upload images and videos in landscape format, clicked using your phone camera or other means. Instagram camera will only allow you to capture images and videos in square format, and not in landscape format (at least as of now).

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The update is now available on both iOS and Android apps, so hop on to your app store and update the app now. In the screen where you select the image, there will be a format icon (two arrows) which will allow you to switch between square and landscape format.

For more insights about the update, you can read the official blog post by Instagram. If you have still not downloaded the Instagram app, download now via Google Play Store or iOS App Store.

You can read Instagram’s announcement blog post and update your Instagram apps in their respective app stores. For those who haven’t yet downloaded Instagram you can do so via the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.

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  1. Chandan

    It’s a good news.

  2. Dipti Tiwari

    Great news for instagram addicts like me! Going to download the update now.


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