Instagram has become one of the easiest ways to share photos with your friends and followers on mobile, but the app has always come with one big caveat. For some time now, images have been resized to the low resolution of just 640×640, which is very noticeable when scrolling through your timeline. But now that current mobile phones can produce much higher resolution photos, the Instagram team is making a big change that many users will enjoy. Beginning today, images uploaded to the service will finally be viewable at 1080×1080.
The ability to view higher resolution photos is now rolling out to both Android and iOS apps, though there was no mention in the announcement regarding Instagram’s website. Also, there’s no need to head to the Google Play Store to update your app – this is a subtle change, so you’ll begin seeing higher resolution photos in your feed automatically.
We’re not exactly sure when everyone will get these improvements, but the Instagram team says the new feature is gradually rolling out as we speak. Be sure to let us know if your feed looks any better today!