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By Devin Coldewey

Instagram is a popular photo-sharing app around the world, but the resolution of the pictures you see has never been particularly good — in fact, people have been complaining for years. A new update bumps the resolution of Instagram pics from 640 to 1080 pixels per side, allowing them to fit nicely on 1080p displays like monitors and high-end smartphones.

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The update has been rolling out over the past week to users of the iOS and Android apps, an Instagram spokesperson confirmed to NBC News. "Most users should have the update at this point," the spokesperson wrote in an email. But don't go trying to find your old favorites in high-res — the new sharper images are only for pics uploaded after the update.

Nothing else should appear different on the user's side — just clearer pictures and, potentially, a bigger hit to your mobile data plan.