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Instagram Stories dimensions to use for photos and videos

Instagram Stories dimensions to use for photos and videos
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Instagram Stories are a hugely popular feature on the social media platform popular.

Instagram Stories is a feature that allow users to post photos and videos that don’t show up in their feed, but instead, lets followers see what they have been doing over the day.

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It works by enabling users to add photos and videos from their camera roll to their stories.

Instagram Stories dimensions to use for photos and videos
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The slideshow format has a 24 hour lifespan unless you add it as a highlight, and has proven to be extremely popular with users of the photo-based social media platform.

Keep in mind that you can also save photos and videos from your story or share them to Feed.

What are the right Instagram Story dimensions?

The optimal size for Instagram Story dimension for high quality HD photos and videos is 1080 pixels width x 1920 pixels height.

This is also an aspect ratio of 9:16.

Instagram Stories dimensions to use for photos and videos
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Instagram is very strict about the size of your stories and if you upload a photo or video to your Instagram story that does not fit the required dimensions.

Instagram will crop and sometimes zoom into your photo or video. This can diminish the quality and sometimes this cuts out important visuals.

However, some people have complained about the uploading time.

In order to solve this problem, you can keep the 9:16 aspect ratio by sizing to 900px x 1600px or 720px x 1280px for faster loading times.

If you choose to upload photos and videos using a different aspect ratio, some of the picture will get cropped off.

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Where you are and what internet connection you are using can affect your upload time too.

If you are using a public WiFi connection, this will impact the amount of time it will take for your content to upload.

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