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IGTV is Instagram’s Answer to YouTube

Not just celebrities, IGTV will let all users be a creator and let them upload vertical videos through Instagram's app or the web

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Aiming to take on Google-owned YouTube, popular photo-sharing platform Instagram announced it would allow users to upload videos up to one hour in length, up from the previous one-minute limit, adding that it has hit the milestone of one billion users worldwide.

“We launched IGTV (a button inside the Instagram home screen, as well as a standalone app) at an event featuring many of the Instagram creators who’ll make it great,” the company wrote in a blog post late on Wednesday.

Not just celebrities, IGTV will let all users be a creator and let them upload vertical videos through Instagram’s app or the web.

IGTV, Instagram's answer to YouTube, is here
IGTV, Instagram’s answer to YouTube, is here. Pixabay

“It is a new app for watching long-form, vertical video from your favourite Instagram creators, like LaurDIY posting her newest project or King Bach sharing his latest comedy skit. While there’s a standalone IGTV app, you’ll also be able to watch from within the Instagram app so the entire community of one billion can use it,” the company added.

Notably, the longer-form, vertical video service — which will work as a bolt-on feature to Instagram as well as having a standalone app of its own — is very important to parent company Facebook.

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With IGTV, Instagram, as it has done in the past, is copying features pioneered by others. It assumes that its immense scale and resources can make its version the winner, even if it is well late to the party, according to BBC. (IANS)

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Instagram Rolls Out New Feature Helping Parents Monitor Their Teenage Kids

For its one billion app users, Instagram also offers other tools like comment controls, the ability to report unwanted interactions.

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Instagram has also rolled out a plethora of new features to the app in recent times. Pixabay

 Facebook-owned Instagram has built a “Parent’s Guide” focusing on privacy, interactions and time management for parents who have teenage children using the platform.

“We’ve included the basics of our app and description of our tools, plus a discussion guide for how parents and guardians can have an open conversation with their teens about Instagram,” Marne Levine, Chief Operating Officer, Instagram wrote in a blog post late on Thursday.

The 10 listed discussion questions have been designed to help parents learn more about how teenagers are using the social media app and to ensure that the app is being used in a positive way like discussing whether they want to keep their accounts public or private.

 

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The photo-messaging app has also developed a video guide that “gathered a group of parents who work at Instagram to talk about the tools they use to foster positive online experiences for their teens.”

 

For its one billion app users, the app also offers other tools like comment controls, the ability to report unwanted interactions and most recently, a suite of features to help users manage time on the app.

Also Read: US to Probe Social Media Giants Like Facebook, Twitter Over Censorship Concern

“We’re committed to being here every step of the way to make sure parents and their teens have the tools they need to make the choices that are right for them,” Levine added. (IANS)

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