Among the many advantages that Instagram offers, it has always presented, and continues to present, a fairly long-term problem in time. It is the deterioration in the quality of stories when uploading photos or videos to the social network. Historically, it has happened more on Android than on iOS, so users have had to resort to external methods to improve Instagram stories .
It really happens on any device on the platform, for the simple reason that it is not a native smartphone app and we upload this content to the cloud, so it falls under its own weight that the quality will be worse. However, we are going to show some tricks to alleviate this handicap.
Use the native camera app
It is such a very obvious detail that many people miss it. Using the native camera, or failing that, the Google camera, offers several advantages for uploading content with higher resolution quality. Among other things, because it usually includes options such as HDR + and video recordings at 60 FPS, something that the Instagram app does not offer, not even close. The platform uses a compressor to reduce the size of the content and speed up its upload to the network , so that translates into pixels lost along the way.
For this reason, the most coherent and simple solution is to take photographs and videos either from the default smartphone app or from the Google camera. Next, we go to Instagram to upload the image from the gallery, and publish it immediately. Still, the inclusion of multi-media files such as GIFs may continue to affect the quality of the content.
In this way, we can carry out the entire editing process before uploading it to the platform . Items like cropping image size, video length, or including another overlay image are perfectly editable from the device gallery. For GIFs, there are options in the store to download the video and insert it into the image or video that we want to upload.
Can it be improved on any Android mobile?
In principle, yes. Anything that is using the smartphone camera instead of Instagram, will be translated into a better photo or video . It is true that there are a large number of devices in operation that do not have the most current functions such as HDR +, Portrait Mode or recording at 60 FPS in the case of videos, but it is still recommended to use the method we have discussed.