Goodbye, 15-second Instagram video limit, yesterday Instagram announced plans on extending the limit to 1 minute instead of the 15 second restraint.
Instagram has allowed video uploads since 2013, in a response to compete with Vine’s six seconds. Since the introduction, Atlantan’s like DCYoungFly have used the feature to create strong followings, he encompassed over 3.3 million followers since the update.
Instagram’s new version will come along with the new 7.19 iOS update which should be available this week. Instagram has also announced the ability to make videos out of multiple clips will be added as well. There’s no word yet on when a similar feature might make it to Android.
In the last 6 months, the amount of time people spend watching videos on Instagram went up by 40%, which is probably why the social network has decided to focus a bit more on moving images.
In the last six months, the time people spent watching video on Instagram increased by more than 40 percent. As part of our continued commitment to video, you’ll soon have the flexibility to tell your story in up to 60 seconds.
This video features members of the incredible community of emerging video creators on Instagram. And longer videos also mean more diverse stories from the accounts you love, whether it’s Selena Gomez (instagram.com/selenagomez) hanging out with friends or beauty star Bretman Rock’s (instagram.com/bretmanrock) latest makeup tutorial.
For iOS, we’re also bringing back the ability to make videos out of multiple clips from your camera roll. To learn more about multi-clip video on iOS, check out help.instagram.com.
Longer video on Instagram begins rolling out today and will be available for everyone in the coming months. Multi-clip video is available this week as part of Instagram for iOS version 7.19 in Apple’s App Store.
Are you still of afraid of videos? Get with it because it’s not going away anytime soon.