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

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

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

28 Comments
  • The world works in weird ways sometimes…
  • If only they'd supported ICS for making vids. -.-"
  • I prefer vine Posted via Android Central App
  • 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? Posted via Android Central App
  • 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.
  • 15 seconds are better
  • That's what she said.
  • I have better things to do than uploading pointless videos.
  • Great if you have grandkids far away, otherwise, yeah, a wasteland.
  • "just say no, people"
  • Wish it worked on the LG Optimus G, can't save your videos for some buggy reason Posted via Android Central App
  • 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 Posted via Android Central App
  • I just shot my first video. Works vet well on Nexus 4. Posted via Android Central App
  • Just more evidence of the increasingly narcissistic tendencies of the population. :(
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • 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. Posted via Android Central App
  • Just uploaded one while using the bathroom. Awesome sounds Posted via Android Central App
  • TMI.
  • Lol Posted via Android Central App
  • Bieber's video post were he was allegedly high off his a$$ was a great use of Instagram Video. Choice...
  • I haven't seen one come up on my feed. Posted via Android Central App
  • Instagram releases this, and all the sudden Vine fixes their broken app for Android. This is going to be an interesting fight.
  • At least I know that I am not alone that hates all this crap.
  • Rip Vine. 2013-2013. LOL
  • Now instead of 14 year olds posting pic of there coffee, now we have to hear them giggle over it. Posted via Android Central App
  • Vine & Cinemagram are done! And the video sharing works perfectly on my Note 2.
  • Lol I deleted vine as soon as I heard that it would be coming to android Posted via Android Central App