Instagram Redesigns Mobile Apps
Instagram today revealed a new look for its Android and iOS mobile apps. The updated appearance includes new app icons for the main Instagram app, as well as Instagram's ancillary apps, Layout, Boomerang, and Hyperlapse. Inside the app, Instagram toned down the chrome and adopted a black and white design. Instagram has been testing the new design for several weeks. "The simpler design puts more focus on your photos and videos without changing how you navigate the app," explained Instagram in a blog post. The updated series of apps are free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.
Instagram's Boomerang App Creates 1-Second Video Loops
Instagram today released Boomerang for Android and iOS, an application that stitches together a burst of photos to create moving images. The app automates most of the creation process; users need only press the shutter button.
Sharing Photos to Instagram from the iPhone Just Got Easier
Instagram has updated its iOS application with an important new feature that will improve the picture-sharing experience. Instagram version 8.2 enables share extensions, which make it possible to share photos to Instagram from within other apps.
Instagram Debuts Dedicated Video Channels
Instagram today said it plans to roll out a new way for people to discover video. Its Android and iOS mobile apps will soon feature a personalized channel called Videos You Might Like.
Instagram for Windows Grabs Huge Update
Facebook today announced three new apps for the Windows 10 platform, including a proper Instagram app for phones, and dedicated Facebook and Messenger apps for desktops. The Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile includes features that have long been available only to the Android and iOS apps, including Instagram Direct, videos, the Explore tab, and more.
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.