Instagram an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service has decided to extend the usage of its features. Now Instagram has added new layout options in addition to its signature square for pictures and videos to provide more flexibility to its users.
Instagram Images Are No Longer just Squares
As images shared using this site could only be uploaded in a square format. But now Instagram, A Facebook-owned image-sharing platform, is allowing its 300 million users to post landscape and portrait videos and pictures for the first time.
Instagram said in a blog post.
“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.”
According to the Instagram, approximately one out of every five posts to Instagram is in square format. But with this feature Instagram users can share their pictures in landscape and portrait styles.
Instagram said of being limited to square imagery.
“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. We’re especially excited about what this update means for video on Instagram, which in widescreen can be more cinematic than ever.”
Instagram’s web-based service and its mobile apps running on Google Inc’s Android system and Apple Inc’s iOS will allow portrait and landscape formats, giving both users and paying advertisers more options.
Instagram wrote on its business blog
There are more than two million advertisers who actively use Facebook to market their business and we want to leverage the best of Facebook’s infrastructure for buying, managing and measuring the success of ads on Instagram,”