Instagram has gone beyond streaming live and has shown us that not all videos have to be an impromptu mess. We now have the ability to upload clean, cut and edited videos which show off our artistic flair and allow us to spend more time with the influential people we follow. As you can imagine, these videos will not be random and will allow you to switch between “For You”, “Following”, “Popular” and “Continue Watching” options. With the update already out and downloadable in a couple of seconds, I’m sure we’re all ready to experience a feature that seems to be all things good.
Some reviewers have their doubts and predict Instagram will air longer ads to compensate for the longer videos. This is a bit off-putting, as online ads never seem to do anything but annoy us. However, this is just speculation.
So far, 2018 has shown us we are far from slowing down and it’s exciting to think where Instagram will be a year from now. YouTube, Snapchat and Facebook - you might have some competition.