Instagram Video

Users submitted 40 hours of video per minute at its peak

Everyone was quick to say that Instagram was playing catch-up with Vine when it released its new video option yesterday, but apparently it was doing something right. According to a statement given to CNET, Instagram users submitted 5 million unique videos in the first 24 hours of the app update hitting. That's a monumental number, likely made even bigger by the update hitting both Android and iOS at the exact same time -- Instagram on Android shows over 100 million downloads on the Play Store currently.

Now this is no indication of the long-term viability of the video option on Instagram, but it surely doesn't hurt to tout numbers like that. Have you given Instagram video a try? Sing out in the comments.

Source: CNET

 

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Instagram sees 5 million video uploads in first day of feature availability

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doesnt work well with tha note 2 myself and a few otha IG'rs i follow found that after a video is shot and uploaded goes into sum kinda slo-mo video for sum odd reason

I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that Instagram already had such a huge user base. It's still a really cool deal though. I love it. As a filmmaker I'm trying to find some really cool ways to use it. Any story ideas lol?

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Four Million, Nine Hundred and 99 thousand of them are things the recipients wish they could somehow un-view.

People at the NSA have ordered additional barf bags.

Wish it worked on the LG Optimus G, can't save your videos for some buggy reason

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I love it, it's awesome! My feed is full of videos from friends and the first 3 videos I uploaded were from when I was out at a club and I got some Kool shots! Even my hangover videos came out great! Lol

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Why does it have to be narcissistic? Most of anything I share on any social network is something to do with my kids or something cool to share.

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I know its cool to hate instagram or whatever, but the feature works well, looks and functions much better than vine, and I really like it and have already seen some great content on my fees.

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Just uploaded one while using the bathroom. Awesome sounds

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Instagram releases this, and all the sudden Vine fixes their broken app for Android. This is going to be an interesting fight.

Now instead of 14 year olds posting pic of there coffee, now we have to hear them giggle over it.

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