Instagram Has Introduced IGTV!

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Step aside, YouTube. There’s a new video streaming service in town – and guess what? We already know her. Instagram has added a new feature that will allow users to upload videos that are longer than 60-seconds. It’s called IGTV, and it will allow you to post your beauty tutorials, stunt videos, and how to clips properly on the platform.

The new feature will actually be its own standalone app that you can use specifically for uploading your video content. People are spending more and more time on their phones instead of in front of TVs or computer screens. That’s why Instagram wants to make video watching practical for phone users.

The best part?

You’ll be able to make uploads from your desktop, not just your phone. Every user gets a channel where you can post your videos. Pretty cool, right? Of course, Instagram will be monitoring the content to keep violent, nude, or hateful content off of their platform.


From our CEO @kevin: “Today, we have two big announcements to share. First, Instagram is now a global community of one billion! Since our launch in 2010, we’ve watched with amazement as the community has flourished and grown. This is a major accomplishment — so from all of us at Instagram, thank you! Second, we’re announcing our most exciting feature to date: IGTV, a new app for watching long-form, vertical video from your favorite Instagram creators, like LaurDIY (@laurdiy) posting her newest project or King Bach (@kingbach) sharing his latest comedy skit. While there’s a stand-alone IGTV app, you’ll also be able to watch from within the Instagram app so the entire community of one billion can use it from the very start. IGTV is different in a few ways. First, it’s built for how you actually use your phone, so videos are full screen and vertical. Also, unlike on Instagram, videos aren’t limited to one minute. Instead, each video can be up to an hour long. We made it simple, too. Just like turning on the TV, IGTV starts playing as soon as you open the app. You don’t have to search to start watching content from people you already follow on Instagram and others you might like based on your interests. You can swipe up to discover more — switch between “For You,” “Following,” “Popular” and “Continue Watching.” You can also like, comment and send videos to friends in Direct. Also 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. 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. IGTV will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks on iOS and Android.

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#Noticia quentinha: o #Instagram anunciou hoje, em evento à imprensa, o lançamento do #IGTV - fucionalidade que permitirá a publicação e visualização de #videos de até 1 hora na plataforma. Os criadores de conteúdo poderão até mesmo criar #canais! Chegou concorrente pro #YouTube, hein!? A data de lançamento ainda não foi oficializada, mas vamos acompanhar as #novidades. 😉⠀ ⠀ Fonte: @brains9

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