Instagram Rolling Out 1080p Photos to iOS and Android, Finally
To be honest, I have been wondering for a while why didn’t they do this a long time ago; but Instagram is finally starting to store and display pictures to users in 1080×1080 pixels.
This started off as a revelation that came out of the source code of their web based view where photos were being stored in 1080p as opposed to the previously standard 640p.
While that came in silently, developers were reached out to and a spokesperson confirmed that they were “gradually rolling out 1080 across iOS and Android,” since last week.
However, since the browser based version of the service has always been a secondary product for the users as well as the developers, there is no word when the transition is going to reach the browser based service. They “are focused on mobile, with no plans to share on web” right now.
If you looks at it, technology is growing much faster than the speed at which such social media services have been taking them on in terms of display sizes of images. We are talking 4K everyday but until last week Instagram was stuck with 640p images.
Thankfully they are moving towards a much better view that is going to improve our viewing experiences by a considerable margin.
Of course the importance of better quality images on Instagram is more important that other social networking platforms but I think all eyes will be set upon Facebook as well as Google+ now.
Last but not the least, the 1080p photos are going live on iOS as well as Android.