As they always say, “change is the only constant thing in life.” Change indicates growth, and is one of several other ways to gauge how far one has come in a process of time. Instagram clearly wants to be ahead of the chasing pack—the ephemeral picture sharing app is reportedly working on an update that will let you post up to an hour-long video.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the Facebook subsidiary could soon allow you to post “long-form video.” Citing people familiar with the matter, the report said nothing is concluded yet, and Instagram could still decide against rolling out the feature. However, it is interesting to know that the company is considering along the line of bringing its service at per with YouTube and the likes.
According to the WSJ, the new feature will “will focus on vertical video.” Of course, we already know that Stories, a popular Instagram feature is already centered around the vertical video format. That said, enabling users to post longer videos in the main feed in vertical format will be an interesting thing. While users are allowed to post 15-sedonds video in Stories, the main feed allows for a little longer posting of 60 seconds.
Instagram is on the verge of enabling a feature that will allow you to add music to your Stories. A new Instagram code which was found inside the Android version of the app, could let you search for and add a song to your posts.
The ability to add song to your posts could be borne out of a deal which Facebook signed with some major record labels. That could be some major update when it eventually hit the respective app stores probably very soon as no exact date was quoted in the report.
That aside, Instagram is also reportedly testing a way to automatically detect a song you are listening to and display the song title as well as the artist as a visual label.
Still on Stories, you can now quickly share any post that inspires you as a sticker to your story for your friends and followers to see. The Facebook subsidiary rolled out the new update a couple of weeks ago. The update changes the way you have always used Stories.
To share a feed post to your story: simply tap the paper airplane button below the post, same way you would when sending it via Direct. Sitting at the top is an option that enables you to create a story. Once you tap the button, you will see the feed post as a sticker with a customized background ready to share to your story. You have the option to rotate, scale and move sticker—and tap it to explore other styles.
All posts shared to stories will display the username of the original poster. This lays to rest the issue of not giving credit to the original owner of a content. As a matter of fact, Instagram says you can tap a post in a user’s stories to check out the original post and see more from the original owner.