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Instagram Storytelling Made Easier


Instagram stories are a great way to interact with your followers and they just got a little better.

Story clips are limited to 15 seconds each. If you choose to record from inside the Instagram app, then you are still limited to 15 seconds. If you choose to use import a video, then you’ve got a great new feature.

The image on the left is a screen grab of my phone. I’m in the story creation screen of Instagram and decided to use a meme video I created and saved to my phone’s camera roll. This video is 28 seconds in length. You can see in the bottom left of the image that there are two video clips. Instagram has automatically cut the large clip into smaller clips, 15 and 13 seconds respectively.

Prior to this feature I used an app called “Cut Story”. This is a great addition to the native Instagram app.

Have fun with the new stories feature!

Rob David