An iOS glitch for the Instagram app lets users post really long photos

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Want to post hilariously looooooooooong photos on Instagram?

Well, if you have an iPhone, you might be able to do so for a very limited time.

A new Instagram glitch on iOS devices is allowing users to post long photos that would normally be cropped.

Here’s an example of the glitch in action: 

It’s unclear exactly why this is happening, but it’s almost certainly not an intended new feature. The Verge, which originally pointed out the glitch, says that photos are being cropped as normal on Android devices. 

Although it appears only iOS devices can post long photos, as you can see above, the published elongated pics are viewable on Instagram apps for every mobile device, including the desktop website.

There’s a video tutorial here explaining how to take advantage of this glitch. 

Users basically just need to elongate the height of any photo and post it to Instagram from their photo library as normal.

When Mashable attempted to replicate the glitch, the Instagram for iOS app returned an error message stating “We’ll try again once there’s a better connection” and didn’t post the long pic.

It’s possible that the glitch has now been fixed. However, the long photos are still viewable on Instagram, so even if they did fix the ability to post new ones, it appears they’ll keep the already existing long photos up.

Mashable has reached out to Instagram for more info. Until we know for sure though, there’s no harm in trying it out yourself! 



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