Video on Instagram
Instagram is a community where you can capture and share the world’s moments simply and beautifully. We’re thrilled to introduce video on Instagram and bring you another way to share your stories.
Taking and Sharing Videos
To upload a video or record a new one, first tap at the bottom of the screen:
- To upload a video from your phone's library, tap Library at the bottom of the screen and select the video you'd like to share.
- To record a video, tap Video at the bottom of the screen. Tap and hold to start recording, and lift your finger to stop. You can tap and hold again to record multiple video clips and tap to switch between cameras.
Note: You can't take or upload videos from a desktop computer.
After you've recorded your video, tap Next. Tap a filter at the bottom of the screen to preview how it will look with your video. Make sure to swipe to the left to scroll through all your options.
Once you've selected a filter you like, tap Next to continue to the share screen.
Below a video, you can see a count of how many times it's been viewed. A video's view count is visible to anyone who can see the post. Note that you're not able to see the number of views for videos that you've shared as part of a post with multiple photos and videos.
A video's view count doesn't include video loops, and a view is counted when a video is watched for 3 seconds or more.
Keep in mind that view counts will only show up on videos that were uploaded after November 19, 2015.
By default, Instagram preloads videos so they start faster whenever possible. If you want to reduce the amount of cellular data the Instagram app uses, you can choose not to have Instagram preload videos over cellular connections. If you choose to use less data, videos may take longer to load over a cellular connection.
To use less data on Instagram:
- Go to your profile by tapping
- Tap (iOS) or (Android) in the top-right corner and then tap Cellular Data Use
- Choose Default or Use Less Data
Choosing to use less data won't affect the way Instagram works when you're using WiFi.
Download the latest Instagram app to get video on Instagram. After downloading the latest app, the following phones can start recording video right away:
People using a 3GS phone or newer running iOS 5.0 or later
People running Android 4.0 or later
If your phone isn't supported for video recording, you may still be able to view videos that other people share.
It may take some time before a view shows up in a video's view count. If views aren't showing up on your video, try checking back later. Note that you're not able to see the number of views for videos that you've shared as part of a post with multiple photos and videos.
Also, keep in mind that a video's view count only includes views from within the Instagram app, and not from other places like an embedded post or on desktop. If your account is set to private, you may not see the view count until your video has reached a certain number of views.
View counts will only show up on videos that were uploaded after November 19, 2015.