Facebook has updated the Instagram app for Android and iPhone to version 4.0 that brings support for Videos. This lets you record a video up to 15 seconds on the Instagram camera by clicking the movie camera icon and pressing the record button. You can add filters and upload it. There are 13 filters built specifically for video, and you can also select your favorite scene from the recorded video as your cover image that can be viewed when they’re not playing. You can only share videos on Instagram that you record from the app and cannot import videos.
New features in Instagram 4.0 for Android and iPhone
- When you go to take a photo on Instagram, you’ll now see a movie camera icon. Tap it to enter video mode
- Press and hold the record button to take up to 15 seconds of video through the Instagram camera.
- Switch to the front-facing camera to record videos
- Simply lift your finger off to pause recording to record multiple clips within 15 seconds
- Built-in Cinema feature in the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 lets you stabilize your video after you capturing it.
- There are 13 video filters to choose from including Stinson, Vesper, Dogpatch and more.
- Slect your favorite scene to set as a cover image for a video before posting it
You can record videos with Instagram app on Apple iPhone 3GS device or newer running iOS 5.0 or later and currently supports Android devices running Android 4.1 or later. However people using older versions of Android can view the uploaded videos. Instagram promises that support for older versions would be available soon. Can this compete with Twitter’s Vine video sharing app ?