Instagram now lets you post multiple photos and videos as non-squares
Unlike before, posts with multiple photos and videos can be shared in landscape or portrait on Instagram with the latest update.
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Who knows why, but when the photo sharing social media first introduced multiple upload back in February, it forced you to make all of them squares. I, for one, hate posting photos and videos in square formats, so I avoided multiple uploads at all costs. Well, that may change soon – with the latest Instagram update, users can choose landscape and portrait formats when sharing multiple photos and videos.
To keep the experience smooth and consistent, however, all photos and videos in your post must be shared in the same format.
As Instagram explains, the option to choose gives users more “creative flexibility” but unfortunately, “to keep the experience smooth and consistent… all photos and videos in your post must be shared in the same format.” Why is it so sinful to upload landscape and portrait photos and videos in one post, Instagram?
The update is part of Instagram version 12 and is available for Android devices in the Play Store:
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