Instagram

Instagram May Soon Allow Hour-Long Video Uploads

Expect there to be a 'focus on vertical' content and for it to live inside the main Instagram app.
Instagram May Soon Allow Hour-Long Video Uploads
Image credit: via PC Mag
2 min read
This story originally appeared on PCMag

Watch out, YouTube: word has it Instagram may soon support long-form video uploads.

As if you don't already spend enough time on Instagram, The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources "familiar with the matter," on Tuesday reported that the Facebook-owned social media app is gearing up to launch a new feature that would allow videos up to an hour long. The site reported that Instagram has "had conversations with content creators and publishers about producing long-form video for the platform."

Instagram already supports hour-long live streams, but videos you post to your profile can only be up to one minute long and story clips are capped at just 15 seconds. Details of the rumored long-form video feature are scant, but the Journal says it will "focus on vertical" content and live inside the main Instagram app.

An Instagram spokesperson did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment.

New data from the Pew Research Center indicates that YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms among U.S. teenagers, with Facebook coming in fourth. That's a big change from 2015, when Facebook was the most popular social media platform among teens.

Meanwhile, Instagram has been busy as of late rolling out new features, including video chat, new ways to poll your friends and the ability to mute posts. The long-awaited mute feature lets you hide posts from certain people without unfollowing them. To do that, just tap the ellipses on the top-right of someone's post and select "Mute."

More from Entrepreneur

Grow Your Business at Entrepreneur LIVE! Join us on Nov. 16 in Brooklyn, NY, to learn from legends like Danica Patrick and Maria Sharapova, pitch our editors, meet with investors, and potentially walk away with funding!
Register here

One-on-one online sessions with our experts can help you start a business, grow your business, build your brand, fundraise and more.
Book Your Session

In as little as seven months, the Entrepreneur Authors program will turn your ideas and expertise into a professionally presented book.
Apply Now

Latest on Entrepreneur

My Queue

There are no Videos in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any video to save to your queue.

There are no Articles in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any article to save to your queue.

There are no Podcasts in your queue.

Click on the Add to next to any podcast episode to save to your queue.

You're not following any authors.

Click the Follow button on any author page to keep up with the latest content from your favorite authors.