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 the platform will start testing ultra-tall 9:16 photos soon, aiming to treat tall photos and videos equally for a full-screen experience. This move comes after criticism of Instagram's recent redesign, which favored 9:16 photos, causing discomfort for some users. With this update, Instagram aims to improve user experience and engagement by offering a more flexible approach to viewing content. Additionally, the company plans to prioritize selecting content that users will enjoy and reduce the number of recommendations shown.