You’ve probably heard of Instagram or are maybe even using it to share images. But did you know Instagram can also be used to create videos you can share. Instagram is fast and fun way to freely share the memorable moments in your life.
Instagram video lets you take a video and transform how it looks with several built in filter effects. You can instantly post those videos with your friends and family and to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr and Foursquare.
Instagram is an app available for both Android and iOS systems.
How to install Instagram
If you haven’t already installed Instagram, it just takes a few simple clicks.
Begin by going to Instagram.com. Download the Instagram app for your iPhone/iPad from the App Store or download if for your Android in Google Play. Click on the install button.
Once you have the app installed on your device, tap it to open. Register your account and fill out the profile. Click done.
How to Record a Video
You can begin recording video almost immediately after you download the app.
To record a video, tap the blue button at the bottom of the app and then tap the video button to switch from camera to video.
Press and hold the camera button to begin recording. When you are done recording lift your finger from the video button to stop recording.
Tap Next to add a filter and share your videos your videos. You can add your cover clip by moving the Choose Cover Frame slider to where you want it. Press the green arrow to save it.
Now you are ready to share your video.
Sharing videos on Instagam doesn’t have to be with new videos. You can share videos that you’ve previously recorded on your phone.
Upload a video from your phone to Instagram, by tapping the camera icon at the bottom of the app on your phone. Tap the video camera icon to switch from camera to video.
Tap the box in the bottom-right corner to show your phone’s video album. Choose the video you want to upload. (On the iPhone, you need to tap the Next at the top.)
Choose the 15-seconds of the video you want to share by putting your finger on the video strip along the bottom and them sliding it to the left. This lets you set where you clip starts playing.
Drag the blue slider bar across the top of the video strip to set where your video clip will end.
Tap Add on the iPhone or the green next arrow at the top on the Android.
Sign into your social media account if needed, and click done.
For iPhone, you can combine more than one clip together to make a single 15 second video. Go back to your phone’s video album and repeat the steps or record a new clip from the app.