Instagram launches "IGTV" , Standalone app to support vertical videosAug. 21, 2018, 10:32 p.m.
Instagram, at an event in San Francisco announced its new app, IGTV, that will give users a new experience to watch videos from creators. The users can now watch up to one hour long vertical videos in full size.
In Instagram, the maximum duration of a video in only one minute but with IGTV, creators can upload videos with up to an hour long duration. Although IGTV is a standalone app, users can still watch these vertical videos in the Instagram app itself.
The moment you open IGTV, videos start playing for you based on your interest or from people you follow.
You can explore new videos by swiping between For You, Following, Popular and Continue Watching.
At the bottom of the video, you can see the number of likes and comments on the video. There are also options to like the video, comment on the video and even send the video.
Instagram in its blog stated, "like TV, IGTV has channels. But, in IGTV, the creators are the channels. When you follow a creator on Instagram, their IGTV channel will show up for you to watch. Anyone can be a creator " you can upload your own IGTV videos in the app or on the web to start your own channel."
IGTV will be available worldwide to all Android and iOS users in the coming weeks.
"Instagram has always been a place to connect with the people who inspire, educate and entertain you every day. With your help, IGTV begins a new chapter of video on Instagram. We hope it brings you closer to the people and things you love." , Kevin Systrom, Co-Founder & CEO, Instagram.
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