Instagram has announced a new update that allows you to record and send videos in up to 60-second length. The update extends the initial 15-second limit.
Video sharing was debuted on Instagram as a competitive feature to rival Twitter’s Vine back in June 2013. Until now, the addition was allowing users to share videos in up to 15-second length. But as videos are becoming more popular on the photo-sharing app, the Facebook-led team finally chose to extend the original video recording limit to a minute.
“We want to bring you fun, flexible and creative ways to create and watch video on Instagram. As part of our continued commitment, you’ll soon have the flexibility to tell your story in up to 60 seconds of video. This is one step of many you’ll see this year,” the company said in a blog post.
Instagram reveals that video watching on its platform increased by more than 40 percent in the last six months. It apparently emerges as a result of adding some competitive features such as video counts and private video sharing option.
However, Vine strives to persuade many users through its specific offerings like music editing and offline support. The Twitter-owned service also allows users to import their previously recorded videos to counter Instagram.
That said, Instagram still leads the race, thanks to having hundreds and thousands of celebrities as its active users.
Multi-clip video for iOS
Apart from the extending video sharing, Instagram is bringing back the ability to let you make videos using some of your multiple clips from your camera roll. This comeback feature is specially designed for iOS devices.
Instagram says that the longer video addition is started rolling out today and will be available to all in the coming months. But the multi-clip video is coming to your iPhone and iPad through Instagram for iOS version 7.19 later this week.