Good news to Instagrammers… The photo blogging social platform , which only allowed square imagery, is finally letting users to share photos and videos in both landscape and portrait orientations. With the latest version (7.5) users will now have an added benefit of different formats.
This will sure give photographers a good mood to have no limits in cropping details out of their shots and so is to video bloggers. Here is the statement announced by the platform:
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. It turns out that nearly one in five photos or videos people post aren’t in the square format, and we know that 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. 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.