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Instagram Does Away with the Square Aspect Ratio for Multi-Photo Posts


Back in August 2015, Instagram introduced support for landscape and portrait orientation images. This was great news for photographers, as getting rid of the forced square aspect ratio stopped the need for ugly crops. Earlier this year they introduced the ability to upload multiple photos at once, but this brought the return of the square aspect ratio.

Today, Instagram is removing the forced aspect ratio on these multiple photo posts too. But you’ll need to pick whether you want to share a set of portrait or landscape photos.

“You’ll have more creative flexibility with the ability to share in landscape and portrait formats,” Instagram said in a statement. “To keep the experience smooth and consistent, however, all photos and videos in your post must be shared in the same format.”

There are some other new updates as well that have remained a little more under the radar. Tagged users can now be edited after the photo has been posted, and you can also (on iOS devices) save photos as a draft before sharing them.

The new update will come in Instagram version 12, which is now rolling out to users on both iOS and Android.