Rumours emerged that vaunted social media service and Facebook’s right hand Instagram is exploring a long-format video upload functionality in what would amount to a massive change for the platform and one that would put it squarely in the realm of Vimeo, YouTube, and Amazon.com streaming service Twitch.
When Instagram first introduced 15-second clips way back in 2013 users thought that was a big deal and the later extension to one minute in length was seen as a real concession to videographers on a service primarily dedicated to photography and whose primary success derived from that field.
But one minute isn’t very long and you can only do so much in that span of time.
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