Instagram’s latest update will change your outfit selfies FOREVER

At this stage we're all experts at taking photos that fit perfectly in the Instagram square, but forget everything you know because it's all about to change.

The folks behind the photo-sharing app have finally decided to make portrait and landscape photos a possibility, so now you can post that #OOTD mirror selfie without loads of manky white space on either side.

So it's goodbye to this:

 

A photo posted by @gabriellesworld on

And hello to this, the first ever portrait post, shared today by Instagram's Head of Fashion Partnerships Eva Chen:

The feature has only just launched, so you'll need to update your Instagram manually if your phone has yet to do so automatically.

"It turns out that nearly one in five photos or videos people post aren’t in the square format, and we know that it hasn’t been easy to share this type of content on Instagram," the company said in a new blog post today.

"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."

We're already excited for the possibilities… just look at this gorge landscape shot:

For more portrait and landscape shots as they are posted, you can search #thinkoutsidethesquare on Instagram.

Trending
Well hello there!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device in cookies to serve you personalized content and ads.

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.