When Instagram launched their new IGTV videos they were only available in portrait mode, the company is making some changes to videos and Instagram TV will now also be available in landscape mode.
Instagram TV has been around for a year and the company has now decided to add in support for landscape videos.
We realize this is an evolution from where IGTV started – we believe it’s the right change for viewers and creators. In many ways, opening IGTV to more than just vertical videos is similar to when we opened Instagram to more than just square photos in 2015. It enabled creativity to flourish and engagement to rise – and we believe the same will happen again with IGTV.
For viewers, this means IGTV will be a place to watch even more content from the creators they love – and do it straight from their phone. For creators, this means more freedom to express themselves how they want. Vertical videos work great for creators who want to be up-close and personal with their audience; but landscape also has its strengths, especially when it comes to formats like dance and sports which are high motion and often feature a handful of people in frame.
You can find out more details about the changes coming to Instagram TV over at their website at the link below.