When Instagram IGTV was first announced, people’s reactions over the vertical video platform were divided. And if you’re one of those who hate vertical videos – you’ll be happy to know that IGTV is now supporting landscape video format, too.
IGTV was launched over a year ago, and its creators say that they’ve “learned and grown a lot in this first year.” They have heard from creators and audience, and as I can imagine, there were different opinions in the “horizontal vs. vertical video” debate. So, apparently, the IGTV creators have learned that many people hate vertical videos, so they’ve decided to try and win them over.
From now on, you can shoot and watch both horizontal and vertical videos on IGTV. It seems like Instagram takes on YouTube with this move, considering that YouTube still oriented only towards landscape videos. However, maybe YouTube will answer with a vertical video option in its mobile app. To be honest, I’m surprised it hasn’t happened yet, considering how many people shoot and upload vertical videos to this platform.
But, for now, IGTV is the only platform that has something for everyone: for those who love the modern vertical videos, and those who prefer the more traditional, landscape format. All it needs to do now is support diagonal videos, and then it will really have everything covered. : )
[via The Verge]