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Now Uploading Long Form Videos On Instagram Will be Possible

Instagram has been meeting with popular social media stars

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Photo-messaging platform Instagram is likely to unveil a platform for longer-form videos featuring scripted shows, music videos and more in vertically oriented, full-screen, high-definition 4K resolution.

“Instagram has been meeting with popular social media stars and content publishers to find out how their video channels elsewhere would work within its app. It is also lining up launch partners for an announcement of the long-form video effort tentatively scheduled for June 20,” TechCrunch reported late on Wednesday.

The new feature could support videos ranging from five to 15 minutes in length, thus, allowing average users to upload longer videos beyond the current 60-second limit.

Each video will feature a swipe-up option to open a link which creators can use to drive traffic to their websites, e-commerce stores or event ticketing to help small businesses flourish on the Facebook-owned platform.

The long-form video section is expected to highlight a collection of popular videos and provide a “continue watching” option to allow users view long clips over the course of several sessions.

However, creators would not be able to shoot and post long-form videos, as the section will only allow pre-made videos to be uploaded.

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“It’s unclear what the new video feature will be named, or where it will appear. It could possibly be live in the ‘Explore’ tab or get its own tab or even be spun out into a separate app,” TechCrunch added. (IANS)

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Instagram Stories get Facebook-Like Emoji Reactions

Earlier, in June, the Facebook-owned platform silently rolled out a smaller version of the app "Instagram Lite" allowing users to save space on their phone and download it quickly

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It also appears that to react -- and to get emoji reactions -- both the user and the uploader must have the updated version of Instagram installed on their devices. Pixabay

Photo-messaging app Instagram is testing a new feature that allows users to react to “Stories” with emojis, just as they can react on Facebook.

The feature being tested in the latest version of the app shows six emojies — clapping hands; laughing with tears; heart-eyes; shocked/surprised; sad; and fire.

It also appears that to react — and to get emoji reactions — both the user and the uploader must have the updated version of Instagram installed on their devices.

When asked about the test, an Instagram spokesperson gave IANS an affirmative answer.

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

“We are testing a way to make it easier to interact and get closer with your friends on Instagram,” the spokesperson said in an email on Thursday.

Also Read: Instagram Begins Question-Answer Option in ‘Stories’

Earlier, in June, the Facebook-owned platform silently rolled out a smaller version of the app “Instagram Lite” allowing users to save space on their phone and download it quickly.

Instagram has also rolled out a plethora of new features to the app in recent times, including the “emoji slider”, polls, and the newly added “Ask me a question” feature that allows users to answer questions on “Stories” in an open-ended format. (IANS)