Did it ever bother you that when you wanted to take a photo of a beautiful landscape that you were so confined to Instagram's box format? Yeah me too.
But, the good news is that has all changed! Instagram is allowing users to share photos and videos in both landscape and portrait format. That doesn't take away from the square format that users still have the ability to use, it just gives the user more options.
Instagram's official blog said:
"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."
We now all have new filters that work on all formats, video filter ablities and more! What's not to love about Instagram? Update your iOS devices for iPhone to get the new ability and also go to Google Play for Android phones.