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”IGTV” (Instagram television) Is Here!! – Everything You Need To Know About IGTV (Instagram TV)
Instagram has just announced the birth of it’s video sharing platform that will allow users share videos up to one hour long and it is called ”IGTV” (Instagram television).
Prior to this announcement, It has posed a big threat to YouTube as Mark Zuckerberg launched IGTV to be the biggest rival to YouTube at the moment and YouTube have every reason to be worried. This is good news to aggrieved YouTube users as YouTube has been heavily accused of foul play and cheating users on payments and so on. You’ll recall that an Iranian woman launched a Suicide attack on YouTube headquarters this year for the same reason. It’s really good to be able to have a strong rival to YouTube that’ll make them humble. Inasmuch as we welcome the birth of IGTV with open arms.
What Is Instagram IGTV All About
If you are constantly using Instagram, You may have noticed a brand new button at the top of your Instagram. like the one above? It’s that little TV-shaped button. Well in case you were wondering, here’s what it is and how you can use it.
Instagram recently announced that they were releasing a new app called IGTV that will feature full-screen, hour-long videos created by the accounts that you follow.
Below Is What Co-founder & CEO, Kevin Systrom Said About IGTV
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’ve 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.
Features Of IGTV
The way you see videos in both the IGTV app and on IG is the same, because IGTV was created to fit the way you already use your phone. That means the IGTV videos are all vertical, and the videos start playing as soon as you open up the IGTV app or click on the IGTV icon in Instagram.
Even better news is that you don’t need to be an influencer with millions of followers to create your own IGTV channel. That’s right, you can easily create your very own IGTV channel with the tap of a button in either the IGTV app or the IGTV feature on Instagram. You can’t film a video in the IGTV app, so all of your IGTV videos will be uploaded from your video roll. It’s really that simple to create fun (vertical) video content in IGTV.
If you’re more into being a viewer of great IGTV vids, the app has plenty of options from which to choose. Plus, it’s all helpfully categorized into four sections: Following, For You, Popular, and Continue Watching. Opening IGTV is basically like channel surfing in the best way possible.
IGTV Video Size & Uploading Requirements
Video Length: Videos must be between 15 seconds and 10 minutes long.
Note: Larger accounts and verified accounts can upload videos up to 60 minutes long, but they must be uploaded from a computer.
Video File Type: Videos must be in MP4 file format.
Aspect Ratio and Video Size: Videos should be vertical (not landscape) with a minimum aspect ratio of 4:5 and maximum of 9:16.
The maximum file size for videos that are 10 minutes or less is 650MB. The maximum file size for videos up to 60 minutes is 5.4GB.
How To Edit The Title Or Description On My IGTV Video
Made a mistake and you want to correct it, Don’t worry about that. Editing the title or description of your IGTV video is simply as Abc.., To edit your IGTV video’s title or description, just follow the steps below..
- From a computer, open your web browser and go to Instagram.com.
- Go to your profile and click IGTV.
- Click to open the video you want to edit.
- Click in the top right and select Edit.
- Once you’ve made edits to the title or description, tap Done.
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