Instagram finally breaks free from square photos

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Instagram is thinking outside the square. Starting today, you are no longer forced to upload your pictures in the format that made the app so iconic.

In an announcement the company made on its blog, Instagram excitedly wrote about the latest update that lets you post your images and videos in landscape and portrait mode. Your timeline is about to get funky with all kinds of aspect rations. The decision came after the company realized that nearly one in five people post images and videos not in square format (by adding borders).

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