How to Crop Photo on Instagram After Posting

As an Instagram user, you might’ve heard people complain about using way too many filters and edits on their pictures. Famous celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian are often accused of shaping their bodies in pictures or putting too many filters on their faces. It’s essential to remember that these allegations were never proven, nor have any celebrities addressed these rumors.


We want to say that anyone can do whatever they want with their pictures. Everyone is on Instagram to socialize and have fun with their families and friends. What do the pictures of a total stranger matter to an entire faction of people?

Many people claim that these people make those edits for more likes. For those people, let us tell you that the Instagram algorithm does not see any pictures at all. The algorithm decides the views on a photo based on the target audience and hashtags on a minimum level. There are many other factors, but the post itself isn’t it.

The one slightly plausible explanation given for this unnecessary hateful behavior is that doing so sets unrealistic standards for the youth on the platform. And although it sounds more of an excuse than a reason, it is valid.

People seem to be missing the very obvious solution to this problem. All we need to do is to explain to those youths that not everything they see on these platforms is not real! Doing so will help them understand that those are all filters, and at the end of the day, we all return to the real world.

In today’s blog, we’ll talk about whether or not it is possible to crop a photo after it has been posted on Instagram. Stay with us till this blog’s end to learn all there is to know about it.

Is it Possible to Crop Photo on Instagram After Posting?

How often have you seen a small problem in your picture after posting it on Instagram? We’re willing to bet that it’s more than a few times. It’s nothing to be embarrassed or annoyed about; we have all been in a similar situation.

Whether or not you’ve been able to fix it is a different question altogether, isn’t it? As we’ve already mentioned, we understand how disappointing it can be when you can’t correct a small problem in a picture. But we’re sorry to say that there’s no option on Instagram that’ll allow you to crop a picture after it has been posted.

And before you waste more of your precious time looking for a solution to this issue, let us tell you that no other Chrome extension or third-party tool can help you, either.

Here’s How to Edit a Post on Instagram

However, if you need to fix anything else in the post, we’re at your service. Instagram has fortunately rolled out an update with a feature to edit a picture after it had been posted. Here’s how you can use this feature.

Step 1: Launch Instagram on your smartphone and log in to your account.

Step 2: The first screen you’ll see is your Home page. At the bottom right corner of the screen, locate and tap on the icon of your profile picture.

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Step 3: This will take you to your profile. Select and tap on the post that you want to edit.

crop photo on instagram after posting

Step 4: On the right side of your username, right above the post, you’ll see the icon of three dots. Tap on it.

crop photo on instagram after posting

Step 5: From the list of options on the pop-up menu, tap on Edit.

crop photo on instagram after posting

There you go, now you can make whatever edits you need to!

How to upload a full picture on Instagram?

Have you ever tried posting a picture on Instagram, but it keeps getting cropped? We know what you’re talking about. The dimensions of the Instagram algorithm are often different from our smartphones’. So, when we click the picture, it looks perfect, but when we post it, the picture is cropped and zoomed in, ruining the effect of the photo.

Fortunately, there’s a way to fix that problem; stay with us to know the answer!

Follow the steps from the last section to go into the post’s editing mode.

Step 6: You’ll see a black, transparent icon at the bottom left corner of the picture. Tap on it, and your picture will be restored to its normal size.

In the end

As we end this blog, let us recap all that we’ve talked about today.

It’s frustrating when we notice a small issue in a picture that slipped our attention before posting it, isn’t it? While we hate to hang you out to dry, we’re sorry that no option can help you with this. A posted picture cannot be cropped on Instagram.

However, if you wish to make other edits, that can be easily done. We’ve even laid out the steps for you.  If our blog has helped you in any way, don’t forget to tell us all about it in the comments section below!

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