9:16 photos are coming “in a week or two.”
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri has announced that the platform will begin testing the display of ultra-tall 9:16 photos in the coming weeks. Currently, Instagram supports tall videos but crops vertical photos to a maximum of 4:5. This move aims to give equal treatment to both types of content and provide a full-screen experience for users as they scroll through the app's feed. This comes after criticism of Instagram's recent redesign, which forced all photos into a 9:16 frame, causing conflicts with photographers' work. The goal is to improve the user experience and encourage users to engage with the app more frequently. Instagram has acknowledged the need to regroup and make adjustments based on user feedback.