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Our Instagram Photo Size Problems Solved! No More Squeezing Images To A Square With IG’s Newest Update

Aug 31, 2015 07:11 PM EDT | By Joanna Garado
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Instagram photo size
(Photo : Justin Sullivan | Getty Images)

Before, without Instagram photo size apps, posting wide-angled shots were a pain.

Users had to download apps that places their full-szied photos on a square background in orded to keep their photos' aesthetics.

However, with Instagram's newest update, wider photo and video sharing sizes are now possible.

Instagram released version 2.0 where users can now enjoy the beauty full-sized photos and videos.

This version deviates from its usual and traditional square 612 x 612 Instagram photo size into a lot larger size of 1936 x 1936 on iPhone 4 or 1536 x 1536 on iPhone 3GS.

"Clarity and detail with every shot. You'll capture beautiful moments in all their detailed glory," claimed Instagram in an official blog post.

All it takes is to tap on the bottom left corner of your screen after choosing a photo or video and toggle between square and widescreen.

The upgrade also promises a dynamic and "cinematic" effect on videos posted on the application.

"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," said Instagram in its blog post.

This new Instagram photo size update may also help advertisers reach out to more of their audience.

In fact, WHNT News 19 reported that the official Star Wars clip uploaded on Instagram in widescreen already hit around 80, 000 likes since its release on Thursday.

Filters and its adjustment capabilities will now work on videos too.

The developers were said to be prompted to upgrade the app in order to accommodate a tremendous amount of users who uploaded photos that are not in 1:1 size.

"At least one in five photos being uploaded weren't square to begin with and that it is something which has been an issue for a long time," Instagram revealed.

"We continue to be inspired by the creativity and diversity of the Instagram community, and we can't wait to see what you create next," Instagram added.

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