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These People Should Thank The Instagram Gods For Its Latest Feature

One time I took an amazing landscape shot of the ocean, edited it on VSCO and wanted to put it up in all its glory on Instagram. But having to use a separate app to prep my photos before uploading it to the “Square-only” popular social media platform kinda put me off. So I got lazy and gone are my memories of the magnificent ocean (I accidentally deleted it).

So this very smart, very practical, and kinda tardy update from Instagram is pretty useful — you can now post full-size landscape and portrait photographs without using a separate app or complying to the restrictive square grid of Instagram. It works the same way: select a photo you want to post up, but instead of automatically fitting it into the grid, you can zoom in and out all you want until you find the perfect fit. Hurrah!

While these might raise a soft, less than enthusiastic ‘yay’ from some of you, we reckon this will excite quite a few groups in the community.

Sunset and Sunrise Lovers

Can’t see the pink flecks of light and the soft gossamer that befalls the surface of the ocean if you get square-cropped? Showcase all of this nicely with the full-size landscape version.

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Mountain Lovers

The entire range of mountains for all to see. Plus all the #skyporn you can include.

My friend got very enthusiastic about the view!
My friend got very enthusiastic about the view!

People who went to the Eiffel Tower

I can show the full length of this majestic piece of metal.

Look, no squares man.
Look, no squares man.

People who went to the ocean

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” — Mahatma Gandhi

The picture that I never got to take.
The picture that I never got to take.

Concert Photographers

Now you can include all the band members!

Image Credit: @bandwagonapp
Image Credit: @bandwagonapp

Fashion bloggers who wear fully sponsored outfits

One foot cut out, no chance to display the butt, legs cropped so savagely — what is this blasphemy? But now, you can show off your entire #ootd, no more hard decisions about whether to crop your head or your shoes.

Image Credit: @whatwewore
Image Credit: @whatwewore

People Who Dress Well

Flaunt your outfit in its entirety, it might get you more likes.

Image Credit: @nickwooster
Image Credit: @nickwooster

People Who Saw A Megalodon

There are no words when you come face to face with the most majestic creature ever, so take a full size picture.

Jaws was based on a real incident in 1916, in which four people were killed by a shark off the New Jersey coastline.
Jaws was based on a real incident in 1916, in which four people were killed by a shark off the New Jersey coastline.

So many will benefit from this new Instagram feature. People with ‘legs for days’, people with ‘long slender necks’, actual giraffes, people who have a picture of a full rainbow — it’s nuts. So thank you Instagram, like they say, better late than never. Here’s hoping the next new feature on Instagram will be the ability to manage multiple accounts on the app.

 

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