INSTAGRAM VIDEO APP
so it’s time to all update our instagram app today…because now there’s video! i’ve been playing around for it with an hour or so and have noticed some significant improvements from the vine app. i was really excited when vine came out, but over time decided there was just too many things i didn’t love to use it regularly. some positives of instagram video that i notice right away:
i like that you can add filters to your videos. admit it, that’s a good one. you can also choose the cover frame so that the photo that appears on instagram is one that you want to appear. the video doesn’t auto-loop (which i find pretty annoying), you just press play/pause in the top right corner. it doesn’t seem to be taking a ton of time to load (vine was pretty slow, right?) you can record long or short videos (with vine you had to do 6 seconds each time)
some things i wish it did change: allow us the option to record with no sound (i don’t like the videos with the muffled noises & glitchy sound but it’s almost inevitable unless you record in one take) but remember you can always turn your phone on vibrate and it won’t play the sound. i also wish you could upload video clips you have recorded in the past.
ok one more thing. please don’t auto-play. i think that’s what people aren’t going to like. their beloved instagram feed is now bouncing all around. we should be able to hit play if we want to watch. **change this in your settings if you don’t want your videos to auto-play!
sure, people will probably fight back against this because it’s new and we don’t always like change. but video IS cool, so i am hoping that people embrace this and make awesome things with it. after all, it’s fun to see people talk and have that next level of interaction. so what do you guys think of the new feature? into it? hate it?
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