Vertical video — something that only a few years ago would send shivers down most spines. It was awkward, unusual, and often felt like it was leaving something out of the picture. It suffered years of ridicule on most sites — especially Reddit.Though overreacting is common on the internet, there was obviously a wide spread dislike of the format, which was in part fueled by video platforms, like YouTube, not having the whole vertical thing figured out. Vertical Videos weren’t yet formatted to fill the whole screen, often they were accompanied by large black spaces on each side of the video, and when in fullscreen mode the video only seemed to get smaller.
It was a rough time for vertical video, but soon platforms like Snapchat popula...
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