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For the longest time since its inception, Reddit usually required users to turn to third-party hosting services if they wanted to upload photos or videos. However last year the company started to allow users to upload photos directly to its website, thus making it easier for users and also make it a less complicated situation.

Now it looks like Reddit wants to do the same for videos. According to Reddit, “That’s why we’re excited to announce the extended rollout of Reddit video beta, which makes it easier than ever for redditors to capture, upload, and share videos and gifs with all their favorite communities.” Just like native image hosting, this will be for video instead and will be a relatively straightforward process.

This is applicable to both the desktop version of Reddit and also the mobile version, where users who have the official Reddit app will be able to record video within the app and upload it to the website. So far only two video formats are supported at the moment which includes MP4 and MOV files, and are capped at 15 minutes in length, so don’t expect to see full-length movies uploaded just yet.

Users will also have the option and ability to edit MP4 files into GIFs with their native GIF converter. The mobile app will offer added functionality by letting users trim their videos within the app. The feature hasn’t been rolled out in full yet so if you don’t see it, then we guess you’ll just have to wait.

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