Two days before Instagram announced that they will now allow portrait and landscape images to be posted on their app, I was requesting my biz partner to not use our FB cover on IG because no one can really see the details, and that white space is just not so appealing.
It seems that Instagram has read my mind. I can now just chill out as my biz partners upload non-square images in IG.
“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. It turns out that nearly one in five photos or videos people post aren’t in the square format, and we know that it hasn’t been easy to share this type of content on Instagram: friends get cut out of group shots, the subject of your video feels cramped and you can’t capture the Golden Gate Bridge from end to end. Now, when choosing a photo or video, you can tap the format icon to adjust the orientation to portrait or landscape instead of square. 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.”
This means we can share landscape images of places we’ve been to and/or post a nice portraits of people, or that gorgeous portfolio shot you have on your archives.
Along with the photo orientation update, Instagram, who had separate filters for photos and videos, has now allowed all filters to work on all types of moments. Meaning, one can now make more intense or dramatic video clips!
Let’s test them out!