Instagram: 5 million videos uploaded in first 24 hours

Instagram: 5 million videos uploaded in first 24 hours
According to an Instagram spokesman, 5 million videos were uploaded in the first 24 hours after the picture sharing social network starting accepting video clips. Android and iOS users who install the Instagram app can now take 15 second videos, use a video editing filter, tag the video and upload it. During the uploading process, stabilization is added that turns jumpy video into a smooth view.

At its peak, the new video feature was uploading 40 hours of video a minute. The peak came with the Miami Heat's victory over the San Antonio Spurs giving the team its second consecutive title. After just 8 hours, the 130 million active Instagram members had posted so many videos, it would take a full year to view all of them.

Earlier this year, Twitter introduced Vine, first for iOS and more recently for Android. Vine allows users to record only 6 seconds of video, but those clips can be tweeted and played inside a tweet.

source: CNET via BGR



1. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011


2. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Ooo so vine comes from twitter lol

4. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Die youtube!

5. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

Uhmm.. Why anti-youtube?

10. SleepingOz unregistered

If I remember, Edmund is a nokia fanboy/anything related to Android hater.

7. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i think this is not a direct competitor of youtube.. maybe VINE?

9. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

di you read instagram only allow 15 second video?

6. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I hear the Vine app for Android sucks.

8. twens

Posts: 1180; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

what a dumb comment. somethings are here to aint going no where. grow up and stop hating blinding

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.