Instagram Stories were designed to be short and sweet. However there are users who might prefer uploading videos, and the good news is that Stories will now support that, sort of. Before this, Stories were limited to 15 seconds per clip, anything longer and users were forced the trim the videos themselves.
However according to Reddit user T0oYoung, it seems that Instagram is now trimming videos for users. Basically when you upload a video that’s longer than 15 seconds, Instagram will be able to clip those videos into segments, meaning that you don’t need to know how to trim videos in order to take advantage of this feature.
Instagram has yet to officially announce this feature so it is possible that they are simply testing it out, so if you don’t see the feature available to you, don’t worry about it. Also what’s interesting to note that is based on the video above, it seems that while the video which might have been recorded in one single take, when the video is split and segmented, edits such as text and filters added to the first segment don’t carry over to the next.
However despite that shortcoming, it seems like it could be useful for those who want to upload longer videos. That being said, Instagram does have its IGTV platform that has been designed for long-form videos, but given that Stories is an extremely popular feature, we imagine that there are some users who might prefer to use Stories over IGTV, at least for now.
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