Instagram Video now available | features, compatibility, review

    Instagram on Friday, June 21, 2013 announced the incorporation of video - sharing in addition to their popular photo-sharing service. New version of the app is now available for download in Android and Apple App Store. The Facebook- owned company gave details for the list of devices compatible with the new Instagram and ways to fix some issues.

    Instagram Video for iPhone, Android

    "Today, we’re thrilled to introduce Video on Instagram and bring you another way to share your stories. When you go to take a photo on Instagram, you’ll now see a movie camera icon. Tap it to enter video mode, where you can take up to fifteen seconds of video through the Instagram camera.", Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram said.

    In the new app, users have the option to customize video content using 13 filters built specifically for video.

    "When you post a video, you’ll also be able to select your favorite scene from what you’ve recorded as your cover image so your videos are beautiful even when they’re not playing.", Systrom added.

    Instagram Video vs. Vine

    When Instagram announced yesterday the inclusion of video-sharing on their services, the Twitter-verse react that it is a copy-cat of Vine, a mobile app acquired by Twitter that enables it users to create and post video clips. Video clips created with Vine have a maximum length of 6 seconds compared to 15 seconds longer for Instagram Video.

    Same with Vine, Instagram Video is only available for iOS and Android devices.

    Instagram Video App Compatible Devices

    More than 30 million users of the photo-and-video-sharing network may now download Instagram for iOS version 4.0 in Apple App Store and Instagram for Android version 4.0 which is now also available on Google Play.

    After downloading the latest app, the following devices can start recording video right away:

    iPhone: People using 3GS device or newer running iOS 5.0 or later
    Android: People running Android 4.1 or later

    If your device isn't supported for video recording, you may still be able to view videos that other people share.

    Fix Slow Video, Processing Error Problems

    Some users who already downloaded the latest version of Instagram app experienced difficulty on loading videos with some videos not working properly. Since the updated version features videos and photos in one stream of which can be equated to long load times.

    To fix this issue, Insta-experts have suggested that maybe that auto-play functionality is part of the problem. To turn it off, just head to your profile (the icon on the bottom right of every screen), then click the little settings clicky-wheel at the top right, which will bring up the screen pictured at right, which is all the way at the bottom.

    Some people are also getting a processing error when sharing video from their iPhone. To fix the issue, download the latest version of the app and try uploading a new video. If you've downloaded the latest app and are still having an issue, try to contact Instagram. Learn more from Instagram Help Center.

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