Instagram Gets Video! And I Made One!

I have loved the app, Instagram, ever since I first downloaded it. I’ve been an avid user since 2010. I even wrote a post in 2012 titled, “Instagram, What Not To Do”. But wow, they have grown in the past two and a half years!

Four days ago, Instagram announced that they now had VIDEO! Within the app, you can shoot fifteen (15) seconds of video and they also have thirteen (13) filters, specifically made for video. Yippee, I think?

Now everyone is probably saying, well Vine has been around for awhile, and it is a great video app. But I downloaded the app, and could never get around to using it much. I never uploaded any video to Vine, and rarely even open it. I guess I just don’t have the time to use another social media app, because I probably spend too much time on social media as it is.

But when I saw all of the hoopla on Twitter about Instagram getting video the other day, I was intrigued. So on Thursday, I spent a little time watching the videos in my Instagram stream. And then I got annoyed….why? Because they all kept auto-playing! Eeek!!!

How to Stop Auto-Play on Instagram Video

Luckily, I figured out how to “stop auto-play on Instagram videos” the day that the update came out for the app. I took some screenshots on my iPhone and made a little visual tutorial (see above). I like to scroll through the photos and videos when I have free time. I don’t want to hear the sounds/videos randomly. I would like to be able to “choose” which videos to watch. Bam, option chosen!

And of course, I got bitten by the bug, and made a little cheesy video. Obviously, I hadn’t quite figured it out yet, so it is a little jumpy. But I took some video of my 5.31 mile run the other night.

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What do you think? Horrible right? Maybe I should stop chugging my water so loudly? I have no clue on what I’m doing, obviously. But hey, that’s a video of me! Will I make more? Who knows?

Have you tried Instagram video? What do you think?


I still can't figure out how to play a video.  But, I'm sure yours is fab!