Aug 07 Instagram Update Finally Allows Importing Videos
Community managers across the world rejoiced today, as Instagram’s 4.1 update finally allowed for importing videos. (Somewhere, Vine developers are nervous.)
No longer does a community manager or content creator have to hold the in-app button to record an Instagram video, as they can now import a video from their phone and then make that an Instagram video.
Should Ease Approval Process Pain
Community managers can now create a video, send to their brand manager, have it approved, and then post it. No longer do we have to create detailed storyboards that say what we want to create, and then hope our brand manager has the same vision. Brand managers should also feel a bit of comfort, as they can see content before it goes live.
More Polished Content
Brands can now put out “mini commercials” that are more polished and filmed on better cameras that aren’t their cell phones. Get ready to see more familiar .gif-style posts in your newsfeed.
Less Fear of “Failed” Videos
My brand’s first Instagram video failed three times during uploading, which forced me to spend more than two hours creating a video that involved sticky liquids outside (gross). It was less than glamorous. Now that I can import a video, I don’t have to be worried about Instagram failing and losing all my content.
Wait – that tiny slip of my finger ruined my whole video? Fret no more, community managers. Instagram is here for you. Now that we can import videos, we don’t have to rely solely on filming within the app.
What other things are you most excited for with Instagram’s upgrade? And how much must it suck to be Vine right now?