Instagram’s carousel albums now support both portrait and landscape photos & videos

Instagram today announced that its swipeable carousel album format, which was introduced in February, now supports both portrait and landscape photographs and videos in galleries.

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.

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.

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Recently, they’ve made other feature improvements.

For instance, users can now edit tagged people after they’ve posted, save posts for later in the Drafts section and organize favorite posts from their followers into private collections.

The company has also introduced comment threads and new ways to reply with photos and videos in Direct, and is currently testing two-way live broadcasts.

As of recently, Apple has its own account on Instagram where the company features curated and credited photos and videos from iPhone photographers all over the world.

Instagram is available free of charge in App Store.