Stop Being So Square: You Can Now Post Full-Size Photos On Instagram

Instagram is done cramping your style. No longer will your selfies and vacation panoramas be confined to a boring square. As of today, the photo sharing app is updating to support for full-size landscape and portrait photos and video inside the app.

Once you run the update on your phone, go to choose a photo as you normally would. Now, you’ll now see a format button above the camera roll that will allow you to choose between square and full-size images. From there, you can zoom in, crop, and filter as your heart desires.


Instagram originally went with the square photo standard to distinguish itself from other photo-sharing apps as well as create a cleaner appearance as a user scrolls through. Bigger phone screens eliminate this need, and feedback from Insta-obsessives showed that they were sick of sticking to the square.

No more cropped off shoes or tops of buildings. Go forth and upload, friends.

[Story and images via The Verge]

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