I will support vertical photos

I will support vertical photos

The biggest blogger Instagram triggered a wave of outrage* was recently forced to abandon a new algorithm and redesign that would make the platform more like TikTok. But it doesn’t look entirely unchanged, according to the social network’s head, Adam Mosseri, during the weekly Ask Me Anything question-and-answer session. “in a week or two” Testing vertical photos with a 9:16 ratio starts on the platform.

    Image source: Kirill Averianov / pixabay.com

Image source: Kirill Averianov / pixabay.com

“You have on Instagram* There can be vertical videos, but not vertical photos. So we thought it would be worth trying to achieve equality.said Mr Mosseri. Now the maximum aspect ratio for vertical photos is 4:5, and 9:16 photos fill the screen when scrolling.

Previously, bloggers were outraged by an attempt by Instagram* forced to convert all images to vertical full-screen format, and the result was not very successful: fragments of the images were cropped, and a translucent gradient fill appeared at the bottom, on which white text was more legible. The administration of the social network also caught the bug, so support for vertical shooting is still displayed, but not imposed.

This is shown by the results of an internal study by Instagram*Some users didn’t like the innovation so much that they drastically reduced the time spent in the application. “I think we need to take a big step back, regroup and figure out how we want to move forward.”, — said the head of the service last week. The platform also promised to limit the work of the recommendation algorithm until it “learns” to offer people content they really like.

* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court made a final decision, activities on the grounds of Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25, 2002 “On Combating Extremist Activity”.


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Robbie Elmers

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