Instagram Rolling Out 1080px Photos to Your Timeline

Big news for Instagram fans this morning, as a spokesman for the company confirmed plans to roll out support for the uploading of 1080px photos to the service. As most users on Android are likely aware, Instagram resizes your photos to just 640×640, but with our smartphones featuring more powerful image sensors than they did a few years ago, the uploaded photos never quite match the original photos in terms of quality.  (more…)

Instagram 7.0 Adds New Explore Page, Makes Search Actually Useful (Updated: APK)

Instagram is pushing a major update to version 7.0 today that introduces an all-new Explore page, along with search functionality that is actually useful.

In the new Explore page, users will find “trends as they emerge in real-time,” trending tags and places, and new curated collections of things like extreme athletes or musicians, “glimmering islands,” architecture, etc. Instagram wants you to not only find the hot happenings near you, but also those around the globe as they are happening. So much happening.  (more…)

Instagram Releases Layout for Android, Intros Structure Tool for Official App

A new app from the developers at Instagram launched onto Google Play today, titled Layout, allowing Android users to create nifty collages with their photos. This same app was made available to iOS users not too long ago. To sum it up, you choose photos in your gallery, rotate and mirror however you want, then upload them to Instagram. Very basic, very easy.  (more…)