The Instagram app will now support 1080 x 1080 pixel pictures on both iOS and Android.
The photo sharing app Instagram is now going to boost up its resolution game by providing better image quality and image size. On Monday an Instagram representative announced the photo sharing app will officially be supporting pictures with a higher resolution and an image size of 1080 x 1080 pixels.
According to Instagram the feature is being gradually released but it is not yet confirmed when it will be available for all users. The new feature is a highly recommended boost for Instagram.
Instagram is the most famous photo sharing app currently in the world. More than 300 million user actively post pictures on Instagram by the month. Instagram allows its users to snap any photo and then post it after editing with filters and captions.
Instagram was first launched in 2010 and has since gone on to become hugely popular. Facebook officially acquired Instagram in 2012 for a whopping $1 billion.
Since its conception Instagram has undergone numerous changes and provided new features systematically, however the one feature that did not change is the small image size on the app.
Since 2010 Instagram has only allowed size 640 x640 pixel images to be uploaded and for the time being the size was perfectly compatible with all mobile devices. However even smartphone have changed since then and provide better resolution pictures and users feel the 640x640 pixels is s bit limiting when it comes to uploading images.
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By allowing users to upload 1080 pixel images users will not have to crop their images and a larger image could be displayed which does not take out the surrounding. The hints of a pixel change was first discovered on Friday by The Verge by analyzing the source code of Instagram.