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IGTV

Instagram's new app for watching long-form, vertical videos

3.3/5
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IGTV is a new app for watching long-form, vertical video from your favorite Instagram creators, like LaurDIY posting her newest project or King Bach sharing his latest comedy skit. While there’s a stand-alone IGTV app, you’ll also be able to watch from within the Instagram app so the entire community of one billion can use it from the very start.

Would you recommend this product?
Maker | Loves Innovative Stuff

Instagram should be for images and short clips. Long form videos

does not make sense here. We have YouTube and Facebook for the same.

Whats next? Ability to write "text" posts on Instagram? Mark, why are

just merging features across your apps. This is different for a reason

Pros:

Businesses will finally be able to put long form videos

Cons:

Instagram is not for long form videos

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Freelance UX / UI
Many people's audiences are more captive on IG, whereas FB single digit percentage will see your post. Makes sense to me. IG also has a different demographic than Facebook these days.
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Working on things

I like it, but I also don't like it. IGTV doesn't give new users the ability to gain much traction as 'instagram-celebrities' are already dominant.

Instagram has always been known for sharing pictures, and I think the presence of IGTV takes away what has made Instagram a unique social media platform.

Pros:

Nicely Designed

Cons:

Seems harder for new creators to gain spotlight, the concept already exists with Youtube, this isn't really a game-changer

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Fish hatchery manager at McDuff

I just downloaded the ios version from appstore and it is really exciting.

Pros:

great to upload long videos

Cons:

it is an extra app from Instagram

Founder, Docsie.io

A much needed competitor, that will hopefully motivate youtube to improve and mend their ways..

Pros:

A worthy youtube alternative

Cons:

Made by facebook

Co-founder - SinglePost

just start and watch, you can spend some time like as watching television, only thing which is, it show contents from people I follow only and to get more content i need to follow more people and business. Am using it for more than a week now and the things i watch is what i already watched and i started swiping away thats makes me disturbing.

Pros:

This is cool, just open and watch. you can continuously watch.

Cons:

showing the contents repeatedly is very disturbing