Yesterday in order to post a photo on Instagram you had to fit your dog, face, or palm tree into a decent and humble square. If you’re looking for that sort of order and play-by-the-rules civility in today’s world, well, keeping looking, buddy. You’re just gonna have to keep looking for that, my friend.
No longer will you be able to tell your friend that she is either the friend you like the least or the friend whose image appeared less flattering in comparison to the friend on the other side of the group by, due to size constraints, cutting her out of the photo; no longer will you get to use the square setting on your iPhone’s camera that says, embarrassingly, even before an image is taken, “I am going to Instagram this image”; no longer will Instagram force you into the creative experience of displaying the palm tree in your vision as not stumpy—maybe by taking the photo from underneath, or...more away; no longer will you have to find an interesting way to show the expanse in your view as landscape-y.
“Today, we’re excited to announce that—in addition to square posts,” Instagram announced today, “—you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on Instagram.” Incredible.
I suppose that’s all you need to know.