Instagram brings IGTV, a competition to YouTube:- Instagram was launched back in October 2010. From that day, Instagram has several new features for users to use. Including Live, stickers etc. Also, they changed their logo back in the year 2015 – 16. To reach 1 billion users, Facebook, its parent company, took 8 freaking years! In the happiness of crossing 1Billion users, Instagram today launched IGTV, a video streaming app for Android.
Instagram launches IGTV
IGTV is a video streaming app. You can watch videos from your favorite creators on the Instagram, whom you follow. Previously on Instagram, you are can only upload 30-60 second video. But on [the] app, you can upload complete 1 hr of video.
The good thing is, every creator on Instagram will have their own channel to upload videos. You can also like and comment on those videos of your friends or those whom you follow. One good thing is, all the videos you upload on [the] app will be available to watch on Instagram, as well.
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You will get 4 tabs to use. For You gives the recommendation to you, Following shows videos from whom you are following. The Popular section will show you popular videos on Instagram from around the world. The Continue section will let you watch videos that you left in between.
Features in a nutshell
- Download and sign in to your Instagram account, watch videos right away.
- Watch videos from creators you already follow and others you might like.
- Browse other videos or search for a specific creator’s channel as you watch.
- Like or comment on videos and send them to your friends in Direct.
- Discover creators and follow them right from IGTV to see more of who they are on Instagram.
However, the video streaming is done in a vertical format, not in horizontal like YouTube. Will you start watching videos on IGTV or remain loyal to YouTube?
Please let us know in the comments below
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