Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Instagram Hits 1 Billion Daily Users And New IGTV App Revealed

Kevin Systrom on stage at the IGTV launch Kevin Systrom on stage at the IGTV launch
Lori Graves | 24 June, 2018, 17:59

"It is a new app for watching long-form, vertical video from your favourite Instagram creators, like LaurDIY posting her newest project or King Bach sharing his latest comedy skit". Instagram first launched in October 2010, which means it took less than eight years for it to hit that 1 billion user mark. Content on IGTV has a time-limit of an hour, and during a conference on Instagram Live, the Facebook-owned platform has already piloted the new service with influencers and creators.

Videos start playing as soon as the app is opened based on the people you already follow on Instagram. From there you can swipe up to discover more in one of the four categories offered: For You, Following, Popular, and Continue Watching. In an event in San Francisco, Instagram announced that they will allow users to upload videos about an hour in length.

Instagram started allowing other users to share your posts in their Stories.

Instagram stated that the app should roll out in a day or so, but potentially sooner. It aims to re-envision mobile video and compete with the likes of YouTube in the process. Also like TV, IGTV has channels. And, yes, you will be able to access IGTV in the main Instagram app.

The photo-sharing social network said that it doesn't plan on producing its own content but instead will rely on its "creators" - plus celebrities like Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian West and Kevin Hart - to make the app a draw.

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The statement , however, did not include specifications as to how the two nations would reach denuclearization. This is Kim's third trip to China this year, coming a week after he met Trump in Singapore for historic talks.

Systrom resisted talking advertising on IGTV at the launch, but you could bet the company will not make IGTV an ad-free portal. "IGTV is different from the typical mobile video experience", said Insta in a press release.

Through a blog post announcing the new service, Instagram pointed out that this is indeed longer vertical video. Similar to all the other content on the platform, it selects content it believes you'll enjoy watching through For You. Anyone can create content for IGTV and upload videos via the app or on the web.

Instagram's platform is also reaching a huge milestone today: 1 billion users.

With IGTV, Instagram "begins a new chapter of video", perhaps one that Snapchat actually started quite some time ago. Cool. But if it's not your thing, you ...

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