Instagram allows users to share images in landscape and portrait formats. With new layout options, Instagrammers can now enjoy more artistic freedom over the social networking app.

If you are a frequent Instagram user you must be aware of its stubborn adherence to square posts only. But not anymore, the photo sharing app has withdrawn its proprietary restriction that compelled users to crop their images within a square before uploading them. Users can upload images in landscape (horizontal) and portrait (vertical) orientations too.

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Instagram has released its press release saying:

“Now, when choosing a photo or video, you can tap the format icon to adjust the orientation to portrait or landscape instead of square. Once you share the photo, the full-sized version of it will appear to all of your followers in feed in a beautiful, natural way. To keep the clean feel of your profile grid, your post will appear there as a center-cropped square.​”

Instagram will update its IOS and Android based app to a new 7.5 version which will allow users the liberty to share posts with new modes of photography.