Say goodbye to cropping, Instagram now let's you post horizontal and vertical photos and videos directly from the app.
The most popular photo-sharing app had released a new update that allows users to post images that aren't square.
Up until now, photographers and photo enthusiasts had to rely on third-party apps such as SquareReady to allow their portrait or landscape image to display the way they want in Instagram. Now, with the click of a button on the bottom left corner of the editing interface, the image can display vertical or horizontal depending on how it was shot. The company decided to include these new formats to allow photographers to better share their images.
“Square format has been and always will be part of who we are,” Instagram says. “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.”
To take advantage of this feature, you must use the phone's camera or any other camera app that doesn't shoot square. The camera within the Instagram app will remain cropped as a square.
Tip: If you don't see the new feature once you update the app, you should log out of Instagram then log back in or restart your mobile device.