Instagram will soon test ultra-long photos

According to The Verge, the company will introduce support for images with slimmer, taller 9:16 screen ratios, allowing them to fill the entire screen as users scroll through the app’s feed.

Currently, the platform tops out at around 4:5 screen ratio when displaying vertical images that have been cropped accordingly and new testing will begin “in a week or two”.

Instagram head Adam Mosseri said during his weekly ‘Ask Me Anything’, “You can have long videos, but you can’t have long pictures on Instagram, so we thought maybe we should make sure we Treat both equally.”

Previously, Instagram’s TikTok-like redesign was criticized by some photographers for the way it forced all photos to be displayed in an awkward 9:16 frame.

Reportedly, the company still intends to show off that ultra-tall photo experience, but without making it mandatory across the board.

According to reports, the company has also said that it will reduce the amount of recommendations being shown to users until they are better able to select content they actually enjoy.

Recently, the platform has started asking some users about their caste and ethnicity.

The company said that if they do not know people’s race or ethnicity, they will be limited in assessing how their products affect different communities.

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