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August 27, 2015

Instagram just made sharing that perfect photo of the Golden Gate Bridge (or Vietnamese cavern or Icelandic lighthouse) a little bit easier. The photo-sharing app today announced that users can post photos and videos in portrait (read: tall) and landscape (read: wide) formats, after years of imposing strictly square dimensions.

The company says one in five photos or videos posted are not actually square, which means users are opting for third-party apps like InstaSize and VSCOCam to preserve their rectangular dimensions before heading over to Instagram.

As Instagram's blog points out, the update also means beautiful, widescreen video will be easier to produce on Instagram—certainly an exciting takeaway for travelers!

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