No matter how much effort the Kardashian family has put into protecting the legacy of Instagram, it seems that Adam Mosseri continues to fight to turn his social network into TikTok.. After a controversial redesign, as well as a more aggressive approach to Reels, the head of Instagram confirms that the company will begin testing the new photo format.
We are talking about “super high” photographs, 16:9 aspect ratio format, exactly the same as in Stories, Reels and TikTok. Thus, Instagram plans to expand its classic 4:5 format and adapt its app more and more to the vertical and full-screen consumption format.
This was confirmed by the leader during one of his Ask Me Anything sessions. In it, he assured that “within a week or two” the company will begin testing a new feature on Instagram. Taking advantage of the fact that we already have high-profile videos on the social network, Mosseri said, they feel “we have to make sure we treat both equally.” To do this, they will make an extension in the format of publishing their images.
But that’s not all. If you upload a photo not in this format, Instagram will add a gradient at the top and bottom The same. In this way, they plan to imitate a longer photo, but without affecting the original composition.
Instagram and its eternal search for identity
Having more options when uploading a photo to Instagram is not a bad thing. After all, we don’t like to remember the days when we could only post at a 1:1 ratio. However, it is clear that the company he does this not only to give more tools to his users.
After all, while Mosseri claims they want to prioritize photos and videos equally, we know that’s not the case. The company has made it clear several times that coils are the future, and seems like it’s inevitable.
Although the data collected by Instagram demonstrated their users’ dislike for the new design, so much so that they even stopped using the app, it seems that plans are moving forward. Let’s see how they manage to clean up their offices, and how it will be reflected in the beloved social network of billions of people.
Source: Hiper Textual