Instagram Makes a Huge Change to the Shape of Your Photos

Instagram photos no longer have to be square.

— -- The days of cutting a friend out of an Instagram photo in order to fit into the square format are over.

A huge new update to Instagram means photographs no longer have to be square. The Facebook-owned photo sharing app announced today it is also adding a rectangular landscape option to better accommodate the types of photos and videos people post to their accounts.

"Square format has been and always will be part of who we are. That said, the visual story you’re trying to tell should always come first, and we want to make it simple and fun for you to share moments just the way you want to," a blog post from Instagram said.

With one tap on the format icon, users will be able to choose the way they want to position their photos before choosing a filter and sharing it with their friends. That means no more unfortunate crops and you can finally capture grand icons such as the Eiffel Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge in all of their glory.