Instagram has finally changed how the albums feature works as it is now rolling out the ability for users to post images and videos in albums, in the size of their choice. So in a single album you will be able to post square, portrait and landscape pictures. This will give users more control and freedom when posting multiple images in an album.
Before today, users had to manually crop images and videos into squares before sharing them in a single post. All photos and videos in your multi-item post must still be posted in the same format in order to “keep the experience smooth and consistent,” in Instagram’s own words.
With the change in place, though, it should be a welcomed new addition to the platform in general. While Instagram’s classic square uploads are certainly recognizable, being able to upload full images, without cropping, is certainly a nice touch. It should help let users tell a complete story, without the requirement that they upload a variety of different photos or videos to do so.
But, as mentioned, at least such posts are no longer limited to squares. This enhancement is available globally starting today as part of Instagram version 12 for iOS.
How often do you use Instagram, and what additional features would you like to see the platform add to the mix? Are you a fan of the new galleries feature in general?