Instagram has just announced that users will soon be able to post videos of up to 60 seconds long. The feature has started to roll out today and will be available to everyone “in the coming months.”
Previously, the maximum video length was 15 seconds.
Crazy for video
In a new blog post, Instagram said that video viewership has increased more than 40 percent in the past six months. Other new video-related features have also been promised to launch in 2016.
To celebrate the news, Instagram offered a new video featuring some popular users.
And in the most recent update of the Instagram iPhone app, users can now make videos out of multiple clips from their Camera Roll.
Previously, the app was updated to show the number of video views instead of the number of likes. Tapping on the view count will then show the likes.
Other changes coming
While increasing the maximum video length is sure to please anyone who uses the huge social network, other less-popular changes are coming – for better or worse.
Earlier this month, Instagram announced that it will soon change the familiar chronological order of a user’s feed.
In its place, algorithms will determine what you see first – much like Facebook. According to Instagram, the algorithm will place photos and videos in order “based on the likelihood you’ll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post.”
A number of users have loudly complained about the future changes, and the company took to Facebook yesterday to respond to critics.
We’re listening and we assure you nothing is changing with your feed right now. We promise to let you know when changes roll out broadly.
— Instagram (@instagram) March 28, 2016
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