Everyone knows that Instagram doesn’t store, nor show, the highest quality of photos. Since its’ inception, the general resolution of the images found in your Instagram timeline have been 640 x 640 pixels.
Now that was fine for those older devices that could barely capture images in that resolution. However, in the day of your mobile devices replacing your pocket cameras, higher resolution is better.
Thanks to The Verge, we have now come to find out that Instagram is storing images at 1080 x 1080 pixels. This is a welcome site to see with all these various devices being able to shoot high quality photos.
An Instagram official told The Verge, the following in regards to the switch from 640px to 1080px:
The company started gradually rolling out 1080 across iOS and Android” last week, meaning that most people should already be seeing the higher-resolution images in the mobile app. Alas, Instagram on the desktop remains a second-class citizen, as Instagram says that “right now we are focused on mobile, with no plans to share on web.
This may not mean much to the casual Instagram user who is more focused on watching funny videos or seeing a bunch of selfies. However, for the more “photography” minded folks who use Instagram, this is definitely a welcomed site to see.
Source: The Verge