For those of you unfamiliar with Instagram, it’s the photography platform where the 1:1 aspect ratio is encouraged. This tip is kind of a no-brainer for those of you who use the platform; but it’s something you may forget to do sometimes. I know I do. Even though you can crop your photos in the app, using the square mode on your smartphone’s camera has its advantages and they all have to do with getting the composition right — aligning verticals/horizons and composing with the rule of thirds are just a couple.
The iPhone’s default camera app has square mode. I’m sure many of the recent Android phones have it as well.