Instagram is no longer hip to being just square. The latest version of the app (7.5), which went live today in iTunes and Google Play, supports sharing photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientations.
Writing that the “square format has been and always will be part of who we are,” Instagram also acknowledged that nearly one in five photos or videos posted to the network weren’t square.
Now photographers will have the option to tap a format icon and switch the orientation of the photo to their preferred format. In a user’s profile grid, portrait/landscape images are displayed as a center-cropped square. Photos taken using the Instagram app will still only be square.
Instagram is also updating its video features. Rather than have separate filters for stills and videos, the updated app will have a single set of filters than work on both. Users will now also be able to adjust the intensity of filters on video.
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