It seems that very soon Instagram users will be able to publish photos in the best quality. But only those who have verification.
In the code of the recent update of the Instagram app, we found an interesting thing. It turns out that verified users can post photos in a higher (or less compressed) quality than others. This was noticed by the Telegram channel instagram leaks.
There is no way to verify this information yet, as the resource has not provided any evidence. Nevertheless, it is worth noting that such statements have already been made before. For example, in 2019, one of the Instagram users under the pseudonym Hexe noticed that photos published by verified users do not have pixelation. He claimed that he had tested his theory on many verified accounts and did not see anything like it when he zoomed in on the photo. Of course, they have certain artifacts caused by the compression algorithm of Instagram itself, but in any case, the quality of such photos is much higher than that of ordinary users.
Users of the social network have long noticed this trend-Instagram really spoils the quality of pictures and videos when publishing. As a rule, this problem is faced by owners of Android devices. On iOS, things are better, but the situation with the deterioration of quality is also observed on the iPhone.