Instagram will soon test ultra-tall photos to match its full-screen Reels

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Instagram will soon test ultra-tall photos to match its full-screen Reels

9:16 photos are coming “in a week or two.”

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri confirmed during a Q&A session that Instagram will start testing ultra-tall 9:16 photos in a week or two. Currently, Instagram limits vertical images to 4:5, but the new support for 9:16 photos aims to maximize screen space. This move follows Instagram's recent redesign, which faced backlash for forcing all photos into a 9:16 frame. The company aims to improve user experience and engagement by allowing more flexibility in photo display. Instagram has acknowledged user dissatisfaction with the redesign and intends to refine the app's content recommendations to enhance user enjoyment.