Instagram is changing the ways you post photos on its platform by letting you post your photo albums with landscape and portrait pictures. This update comes after a successful beta test that lasted a couple of months. With the completion of the test, you will now be able to post pictures in the format of your choice rather than having it cropped down to a square.
It’s a cool change—and one that will make posting portraits on Instagram loads of fun. As a matter of fact, posting portrait pictures on the platform always look perfect since it takes up the entire screen. So, there you are, you can start posting all your lovely pictures at once.
There is a little downside though; you may still have to choose one photo format before sticking with it, The Verge reports. That effectively means you won’t be able to create an album with landscape and square or portrait photos.
The feature was first spotted by Droid Life last February, and now seems to be ready for every user. You will be able to select up to 10 photos from the gallery, add filters to each of them chosen by you, and upload the photos as an album to your timeline. Your followers will be able to see the album, and will be able to slide through different shots, liking them as the slide goes.
Earlier on, Instagram added more exciting ways to reply with photos and videos. The company announced the new feature a fortnight ago when it rolled out the new update for its iOS and Android apps. With that update, your reply will automatically include a sticker of what you are replying to. This works by hitting the “reply” button to open the camera, take a selfie, and sending it.
Also, you now have an option of sending a split-screen reply by simply tapping on the sticker. It gets even more exciting as you can now add your own view by drawing on the sticker—and this is regardless of whether you are painting a mustache on your friend’s selfie or “doodling on a beach.”
The photo-sharing app on had a couple of weeks ago added comment threads. According to Instagram, comment threads are being added to make help keep track on conversation and make it easy to respond to specific thread.
The comment thread features which are part of Instagram version 24, are now available from the App Store for every user. Before the update was announced, all comments were listed in a single thread with no proper arrangement or organization.
Instagram’s daily active user base is on the high, especially since it launched its own version of Stories last August.
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