Instagram is changing the ability for users to upload long stories without interruption, the social network confirmed to TechCrunch on Friday. Now, when you post a Story that’s under 60 seconds long, it won’t be split into parts. The company started test the change and select users at the end of last year, it has been rolled out to all users worldwide.
“We’re always working on ways to improve the Stories experience,” a Meta spokesperson told TechCrunch in an email. “Now, you can play and create content for 60 seconds, not automatically cut into 15 second clips.”
The new change is a welcome addition to the app, perhaps for both users and viewers. Users can send content without interruption, and on the other hand, viewers will not have to keep clicking until a long video appears that they don’t really want to see. But, the change can also be a turn-off for people who like the simplicity of short, bite-sized stories.
In addition, the ability to send long-term messages without interruption, blurring the lines between News and Videos, because there are two options when it comes to sending videos 60- second.
Since Instagram pivots to video, the social network has increased the times for its video products. In June, the company added support for longer Instagram Reels up to 90 seconds, up from the previous 60-second limit. Instagram also made a system change that sees new video posts that are shorter than 15 minutes automatically shared as Reels.
The changes to the video features of Instagram are not surprising, when the head of Instagram Adam Mosseri proposed. Instagram’s top trends for 2022, he said the company would double down on the video. He added that Instagram will consolidate all of its video products around Stories and continue to grow the short-term product, indicating that we may see the lines between Stories and Stories continue to blur. he.
All this happens when Instagram follows TikTok until it releases a full-screen feed similar to TikTok and users end up hating it because they pressured the network. society to return from the controversial cycle. However, this does not mean that Instagram will stop preparing the video, because the change in the information about the information suggests that the social network is still strong for being a video-sharing platform.