Instagram, the widely popular photosharing App has now officially updated it’s Application to take in Portrait and landscape oriented pictures and not just square. With 300 million active users, the App is one of the most engaging social media application after Facebook and Twitter and after Facebook buyout, the application has gone through many changes and this seems to be the most significant one.
The company said on it’s Instagram handle :
Today, we’re excited to announce that — in addition to square posts — you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on Instagram. 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. When choosing a photo or video, you can now tap the format icon to adjust the orientation to portrait or landscape instead of square. The full-sized version will show up in feed in a beautiful, natural way. To not disrupt your profile grid, your post will appear there as a center-cropped square. We’re especially excited about what this update means for video on Instagram. All filters will now work on both photos and videos, and you can now adjust the intensity of filters on videos, too. To learn more about the changes in today’s update, check out blog.instagram.com. Instagram for iOS version 7.5 is available today in Apple’s App Store, and Instagram for Android version 7.5 is available today on Google Play.
What are you waiting for? Go get that Updated Instagram Application from the play store and say goodbye to cropping!