Instagram is updating its Android and iOS apps to enable native support for full-size landscape and portrait photos and video inside the app. They’ll run alongside the traditional square photos, which will remain the default for photos shared on Instagram.
When you access your photo gallery from within the updated app, you’ll now see a format button above the camera roll. You can use this button to toggle between square and full-size images. From there, you can zoom in and out to choose the best crop for your photos.
Initially, Instagram adopted square photos as a way of distinguishing itself from other photo-sharing apps. But they were also a practical choice. They helped provide a more consistent look as you scrolled down the feed, and they also looked better on smaller phone screens. Here are a few
Instagram tips to help you upload your photos.
Instagram Tips: How to Do This
Once you’ve selected a photo or video from your phone or tablet’s photo library, you can choose toshare it as a portrait or landscape instead of a square:
Tap to switch the photo from a square to a portrait or landscape.
You can touch the screen to move the photo and adjust how it fits within the frame. Use the grid to help you frame the photo.
Tap Next to apply effects or a filter.
Once you share it, the photo or video will appear as a portrait or landscape in Feed. You can share photos and videos with aspect ratios between 1.91:1 and 4:5.
Note: In grid view on your profile, photos shared as a portrait or landscape will appear as a centre- cropped square.
These Instagram tips will help you upload your photos easily on Instagram.