Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Instagram Direct Gets Support for Portrait and Landscape Orientation, Plus Links

CIOL Instagram adds support for links and uncropped images in direct Messages Instagram Direct Gets Support for Portrait and Landscape Orientation, Plus Links
Johnnie Parks | 27 May, 2017, 10:06

Instagram Direct now also allows for sharing of images in any orientation - portrait 0r landscape - and while this is not as important an update than the web links, it also is a feature many users were looking for. It comes as a reprieve to users who had to crop their photos and videos in Instagram Direct.

Now, instead of writing "link in bio" in the posts, Instagram users can simply share the link via direct message. When a user shares a phone number or address on Instagram Direct, it will appear as a link. However, Instagram Direct had two major flaws for many years, which have been fixed with the latest update to the app which came out today.

Another significant feature that has been added is the support for website preview links. But it looks like they finally found a solution to that problem, bringing support for landscape and portrait to Direct messages. Links in Direct messages are available today on both Android and iOS as part of Instagram version 10.22. If you use Instagram and you haven't updated the app yet, it's worth checking to see if the update is available or if you somehow missed it.

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Instagram has launched many new features over the past 12 months. If you've never used Direct before, perhaps these new features will convince you to give it a shot, especially if you're already using Instagram anyways.

Facebook-owned Instagram introduced Direct as an effort to bring native messaging support and private photo sharing in 2013. It started out with adding Instagram Stories, a feature that lets users share a series of photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours.

In addition to this, another new feature has also been introduced. This is an update many users would be thankful for.

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