Instagram adds support for photo orientations and links in Direct messages

Instagram iOS app

Instagram has announced that it’s adding support for landscape and portrait orientations and links

With the new update, when you send a photo or video to your friends in Direct from your camera roll, you won’t have to crop it.

Website links can also be sent in Direct now and can be previewed within the message chat. Links can also be sent for phone numbers and addresses.

Instagram Direct photos and links

These changes are part of the new Instagram Direct experience which was introduced in April.

Landscape and portrait uploads in Direct are available today on iOS, with Instagram saying an Android release is “coming soon.” Links in Direct messages are available today on both Android and iOS versions of Instagram as part of the version 10.22 update.

Other changes that have recently come to social media platform are the option to archive photos and the ability to search for Instagram Stories by location or hashtag.