When Instagram was launched all the way back in 2010, it displayed pictures at a resolution of 640 x 640. After five whole years, it looks like Instagram has finally decided to upgrade that to display 1080 x 1080 images.
A spokesperson from Instagram recently told The Verge that the company has started “gradually rolling out 1080 across iOS and Android” last week. This is only available for these mobile apps, and Instagram says that “right now we are focused on mobile, with no plans to share on web”.
The 1080 x 1080 sized pictures were first spotted by eagle-eyed users of the internet last week. Back then, while Instagram still displayed pictures at 640 x 640, if you look into the source code, you will see a larger version of the pictures – just visit Instagram on a browser on your desktop, view the source code, and search for the “.jpg” image. The first result should be the URL to the larger version of the picture.
The change has been rolled out since last week and should be available for most people now. Finally, you can share and view bigger and prettier pictures on Instagram.
(Source: The Verge)