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You can now post vertical and horizontal photos on Instagram

Finally, the features we've all been waiting for

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 28 Aug 2015

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Self-acclaimed photographers and selfie gurus can now celebrate because Instagram has announced two new features for its users. The app, which only allowed users to post square images, now shares photos and videos in both portrait and landscape sizes.

"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," said Instagram on their blog.

"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," they added. Well, as they say, better late than never!

For people who prefer having a clean and symmetrical feed, don't worry about photos being longer or wider than the rest. Posts will still appear as a center-cropped square. What are you waiting for? Update your Instagram app now.

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