Instagram is now storing photos in 1080×1080 resolution

6 Jul 2015

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Instagram appears to be preparing to upgrade user’s photographs to 1080×1080 resolution.

The photo-sharing app currently displays images in 640 pixel width, but, according to some source code uncovered by The Verge, it may be about to go full HD.

Although the update has not yet been officially announced, you can preview what photos will look like in 1080×1080 by opening up a photo page’s HTML code and search for “.jpg” within it. The first result should be the URL to the larger version of the image, suggesting that a public rollout is in the pipeline.

If reports are accurate, it will mark yet another improvement to Instagram’s service after the major improvements to its search system and unveiling an all-new Explore tool last month, not to mention a brand new website.

Photography image via Shutterstock

Dean is a freelance journalist and editor covering media.

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