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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 Unveils New Feature on its Platform

Instagram's Stories lets users post images and videos that vanish after 24 hours

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Popular photo-sharing platform Instagram on Friday announced its users can now make a “close friends” list on its “Stories” to share it with the people they’ve selectively added.

It is a global roll-out and to add people to their list, users need to go to their profile and tap on “Close Friends” in the side menu.

“Only you can see your close friends list and no one can request to be added, so you can feel comfortable adjusting it at any time. When you share to Stories, you’ll see the option to share with just the people on your ‘Close Friends’ list,” the Facebook-owned company wrote in a blog post.

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If someone has added you to their list, you will see a green badge when you’re viewing their stories. You’ll also see a green ring around their profile photo in the Stories tray, the company added.

Instagram’s Stories lets users post images and videos that vanish after 24 hours.

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Like Snapchat, the photos and videos shared in an Instagram Story can’t be viewed once 24 hours have elapsed. (IANS)