Instagram’s Snapchat inspired feature, ‘Stories’, is reportedly getting an update to record and share videos of more than 15 seconds at once in multiple segments. As spotted by a Reddit users, Instagram has this update rolled out to few users, but there is no official announcement as yet. Also Read - Disney Pixar Filter: How to get and use the 3D cartoon face filter on Snapchat, Instagram, TikTokAlso Read - Instagram will now show ads on Reels just like Stories
So far Instagram only allowed up to 15-seconds short clip in Stories, but after the update, Instagram Stories videos over 15 seconds will get split into two parts or subsequent following parts depending upon the video length. Also Read - Facebook smartwatch to feature cameras alongside fitness functions: Yes, detachable cameras!
Once Instagram rolls out this updated feature to everyone then all you would require is to tap on ‘Your Story’ icon, and then press and hold to record button for recording videos beyond 15-second limit. Instagram will automatically create segments of your story with a subtle transition effect to make it look one full video.
Meanwhile, Instagram is also said to be testing a feature that would allow the app to share users location data with Facebook. The feature would allow Facebook to target people for advertisements and recommend them relevant content. The geo-tagged data would appear to users in their Facebook profile s activity log.
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The Facebook-owned photo-messaging app company didn’t directly confirm about the testing, but said that it often works on ideas that may evolve over time or ultimately not be tested or released. As yet, there are not changes in the location feature and it does not store Location History. Facebook spokesperson further said to keep people updated with any changes to location settings in the future.