For some time now, Instagram users have been complaining about the short length of videos which was 15 seconds. But, no action was taken. Their cries have finally been heard and video length was was extended to 60 seconds. This is part of the wide-ranging changes that users were promised to prepare for in 2016. Under this, users will have the ability to post videos of up to a minute and this comes barely two months after advertisers enjoyed the same privilege.
Instagram seems to be taking a strategic move to become the king of content on social media platforms. They made the announcement in an official blog post that read in part; “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.”
Users Receive Video Length Positively
The new development has received positive reception from Instagram users who have made the rush to try it out. There are up to fifteen filters added to the new video length and they have been purposely designed for video. That will make sharing video on Instagram a constant and thrilling experience like never enjoyed before. It does not end with just positing the video. After posting the video on Instagram, users will be able to choose scenes they like most and make it the cover image.
What does the new video length mean to users? It means a lot and you should be ready to experience it all out. One of the key benefits for the new video length is that users get to enjoy full control over their content. Your videos will not be viewed by just any other person, but only those who you have given consent. Simply, there is enhanced privacy with your video content which makes Instagram a much better platform than any other social media platform.
You will get to choose those people that you want to see videos you post on Instagram. This is a departure from tradition where anybody on Instagram had the free will to see what you post and even explore them more without your permission. There has been a debate on whether the new video length will improve or lower quality. Every person will get to interpret that according to his/her own understanding.
Video Quality to Be Compromised
The fact is that increasing length of video lowers quality. This is unlike photos whose quality does not depend a lot on size. It will be hard to record and edit lengthy videos on Instagram and still maintain high quality. You will possibly end up with poor quality videos, but it’s not a huge worry. That concern aside, the new length of video on Instagram is something that every user should celebrate. If you are not on Instagram, this is the right time to join and enjoy this new feature.