TechBuzz: Instagram Adds Longer Video Function!

Another day, another Instagram update. This update doesn't stink, though!

For those of you out there that are in the creative field, radio, technology, blogging, or even just like sharing video of your dog, this update is for you!

Instagram has announced that they will be extending the video feature to 1 minute, which is a vast improvement from 15 second clips.

Instagram shared that the update will be rolling out in a time released fashion, which we hope is QUICK, but they also are giving us the appeasement piece: They will also re-add multi-clip video again into the mix "as part of Instagram for iOS version 7.19 in Apple’s App Store." No word if Droid users are partial to this update at this time.

All we can say is WE CAN'T WAIT!

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. The video above 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 (@selenagomez) hanging out with friends or beauty star Bretman Rock’s (@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.

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