Instagram users can play and create stories continuously for up to 60 seconds.
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA – Instagram has added a new feature to allow its users to upload stories without longer interruptions. Now, when a user posts a story that is less than 60 seconds, the video will not be split into segments.
Instagram began testing the change with select users late last year and has now rolled it out to all users around the world.
“We are always looking for ways to improve the story experience. Now you can play and create stories continuously for up to 60 seconds, instead of being automatically cut into clips of 15 seconds, “a spokesperson for Meta said. Technological crunch, Monday (26/9/2022).
The new changes should be a welcome addition, both for users and viewers. Users can now upload uninterrupted and uninterrupted stories, and on the other hand, viewers no longer have to keep tapping to skip long videos they may not really want to see. But change can also be a hindrance for people who like the simplicity of stories.
Additionally, the ability to post longer stories without interruption somewhat blurs the line between stories and Reels, as users now have two options to post 60-second videos.
Moment Instagram Moving on to video, the social network has increased the time limit on its video products. In June, they added support for longer Instagram Reels up to 90 seconds, up from the previously limited 60 seconds. Instagram also recently made a change to the system that sees new video posts less than 15 minutes long automatically shared as a reel.
Changes to functionality Instagram video unsurprising, considering Instagram boss Adam Mosseri set Instagram priorities for 2022. He said the company would duplicate the videos.
He also hinted that Instagram will consolidate all of its video products around Reels and continue to develop short-form products, which suggests that users may see the line between Stories and Reels become blurred.
This all happened because Instagram caught up with TikTok and even launched full-screen displays like TikTok that users ended up despising so much that they practically forced the social network to back off from controversial change. But that doesn’t mean Instagram will stop prioritizing videos, as recent story changes suggest the social network is still pretty adamant about being a video-centric platform.