New Video Features currently in testing
Alongside these new changes that are now live, Instagram is testing two new video features for the platform. One includes enabling longer video uploads in the app’s Stories, which would allow videos up to 60 seconds long, putting their video length much more in line with TikTok.
They are also testing a new option that would redirect users to full Reels clips from Stories. This is designed to raise more awareness of the app’s various video tools by bringing them all together. Instagram has previously stated that it wants to move away from its ‘square photo sharing’ roots, and these new options give us a peek at their future direction.