Instagram’s latest update will BLOW YOUR MIND.
Famously the photo-sharing app is all about the squares. If you were snapping an Insta-moment, you’d always angle it with those dimensions in mind, right?
Well. Now you won’t have to, as Instagram will be venturing into the realms of portrait and landscape. YES.
Oh, the possibilities.
You don’t really need us to tell you how AH-MAZING this will be.
We’ll no longer have to a) make the difficult decision to crop someone out of the mandatory group photo (sob), b) #OOTDs will become so much easier to snap AND c) we’ll be able to showcase the hair we spent HOURS curling in ALL it’s full mermaid-worthy glory.
The picture moguls have said: “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.”
So how will the update work?
“Now, when choosing a photo or video, you can tap the format icon to adjust the orientation to portrait or landscape instead of square.”
And the magic doesn’t stop there, oh no.
“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 centre-cropped square.”
Can you tell we’re excited?
By Laura Jane Turner