Finally! Instagram supports landscape, portrait formats

Rappler Social Media Team
Finally! Instagram supports landscape, portrait formats
Looks like we no longer have to use a separate app to crop or adjust our photos
MANILA, Philippines – It’s time to think outside the square box.

Did you ever have to crop a group photo so it fits Instagram? Have you had to deal with editing a nice scenic shot in a separate app just to get your landscape photo to fit into a square? 

We’ve got great news for you! Instagram announced on Friday, August 28 that they will now be supporting both landscape and portrait formats.

Users can now adjust the orientation to suit their preferences using a ‘format icon,’ according to a blog post by the famous photo-sharing app.

Will we lose the clean, evenly-sized layout of photos that we have gotten used to? No need for worry about that too. 

“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 center-cropped square,” Instagram said.

Let’s not forget about video

The feature is also available for videos. Users are allowed to upload widescreen videos without being forced to crop their video to fit the square orientation. 

Filters for video and photo are also now one and the same, along with the option to adjust your filter’s intensity.

What do you think of the new feature? Did it win you over? –

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