Square format is one of the key elements of Facebook-owned Instagram that makes it a different photo sharing app. But now, it has just left the old format and you’ll no longer need to have your photos and videos in square. This certainly means that you can now freely share photos and videos on Instagram in the same portrait or landscape format in which they are already stored on your mobile devices.
Instagram says that nearly one in five photos or videos on its network are not exactly in the square format. Thus, it finally left the old element and has started allowing users to share photos and videos in their full-sized version rather than a cropped version.
One may ask that why Instagram is leaving the exclusive square format and has started supporting photos and videos in any portrait or landscape format. On this, the company says, “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 the new update simply gives you an upgraded way to your precious moments on Instagram in a detailed form. You won’t need to crop the photo featuring the Golden Gate Bridge or a large-size tree.
The new update does not mean that your profile grid will go offline from now. Instead, Instagram will continue to list photos and videos on your profile grid in a center-cropped square format.
Instagram says that the new update gives an advanced experience on videos as widescreen videos on the network will now become more cinematic. Also, all the existing filters will now applicable on all types of photos and videos, and with the ability to let you adjust their intensity.
The new update is available through both Instagram for Android and iOS version 7.5. So go ahead and visit Apple App Store or Google Play Store to download the new update.