We were so excited when Instagram added a video feature to their app and with its latest update, it’s making video even more exciting.
When Instagram first launched video, you could only post videos that you took, well, instantly. Now, you’ll be able to share clips of those embarrassing home movies or maybe you filmed a video while you had no reception to post on Instagram and now you want to share it. Well, you can!
With the most recent update, now you can upload videos from your library, allowing you to not only share current moments, but moments from the past. You know what that means? You can now do sweet Throwback Thursdays (#tbt) in motion. If its recorded, now you can share it.
Instagram for iOS version 4.1 is currently available for download in Apple’s App Store and Instagram for Android version 4.1 is now available on Google Play.
Below, check out a few more exciting things about this latest update and watch our example we made! We found some fun little clips of past interviews we never released. Be sure to follow us on Instagram – @shineonmedia.
Import Video from Library
Starting today you can upload videos from your phone’s media library and share those moments to Instagram regardless of when they were captured. Once you select the video clip you’d like to import, you can trim it down to the exact part you like best. We’ve also made it so that you can choose how you square-crop your clip so you can keep the action front and center.
Automatic Straightening for iOS There are few things more distracting than a crooked horizon in a photo. We’re happy to announce that we’ve developed a brand new technology that brings you straight photos instantly. When you take a photo with the in-app camera, you can now tap the new Straighten icon and your photo will correct to be level—it’s that simple. The straightening tool also includes a slider so you can rotate and adjust any photo—including ones imported from your photo library—as much or as little as you’d like.
Video on Instagram for Ice Cream Sandwich: We’re excited to expand Video on Instagram to people who use Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Since the launch of Video on Instagram this has been the Android community’s number-one request, and we’re excited to see this community grow.