Facebook Adds Video Sharing to Instagram
Updated: Updating as details emerge
Facebook today announced new features for its Instagram product that allow users to share more than just photos. The new app now allows users to share videos across the web. According to Facebook, simplicity was a core consideration for the video sharing feature, as was the ability to produce beautiful content, and share others. The app allows users to record video up to 15 seconds long directly from within the same user interface used for photos. The app lets users record in multiple segments and delete segments if needed. The app has 13 new filters created specifically for video, and lets users customize the cover image for the videos. The app features a stabilization feature called "cinema" that removes shakes and steadies the end result. Videos are added to the users' main library of images and can be viewed within the app or on the web. Video for Instagram is available to both the iPhone and Android devices.
Instagram Videos Now Loop Automatically
iPhone users can now enjoy looping videos in their Instagram feed. The picture-sharing app recently pushed out an update that adds the feature.
Instagram Extending Video Length to 60 Seconds
Instagram today said users will be able to share videos up to 60 seconds in length, which is up significantly from the previous limit of 12 seconds. Instagram is making the change in response to the rapid rise in time people spend watching Instagram videos.
Instagram Intros Live Video and Disappearing Photos
Instagram today announced two new features for its mobile app that expand how people can share photos and videos. First, the social network is marking the debut of live video within Instagram Stories.
Sharing Photos to Instagram from the iPhone Just Got Easier
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Facebook Messenger Takes a Shot at Snapchat with 'Days'
Facebook is updating its Messenger application with disappearing stories that behave similar to those of Snapchat and Instagram. The feature, called Messenger Day, lets people create short stories made up of photos and videos and then share them with their Facebook friends.
A lot of people already have Instagram and it will be easier to do all of your photo and video filtering in one app.