During past week Instagram started rolling out a much awaited feature: it stores and displays photos at 1080×1080 resolution compared to the old 640×640 resolution.
The image sharing website and app surprised users by addressing the issue of image size that was gradually becoming obsolete with smartphones developing into complex, advanced means of image viewing.
With some users not being able to observe the acclaimed shift, a safe way to check out for yourself is to go to the source code hosted on Instagram’s web view. As such, you will notice that all new photos uploaded to Instagram are saved in the new 1080px resolution.
It is clear that the change is being prepared for wide release, making the new resolution public and fully available.
New photos uploaded from both Android and iOS to Instagram are now stored in the 1080×1080 resolution. One statement coming from Instagram stated that the company already started:
“gradually rolling the 1080px across iOS and Android last week”.
The shift is visible for both iOS and Android Instagram app. Desktop Instagram lags behind with Instagram stating:
“right now we are focused on mobile, with no plans to share on web.”
The 1080×1080 resolution is one step ahead for the company that has seen critics over the too long-held archaic 640×640 resolution.
Prepare for an abundance of detail for your Instagram uploads when opened on Android powered Samsung Galaxy S4 (1920×1080 pixels), Galaxy Edge or Galaxy S6 (1440×2560 pixels).
iOS powered iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users will also benefit from the rich detail of the new Instagram uploads resolution.
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