How to Record a Video on Instagram?

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Instagram is a community where you can capture a photo & video, and share them with family & friends. By using Instagram, you can simply & beautifully share world's moments. Instagram is distributed through the Google Play store, Apple App store & Windows Phone Store. Instagram support is available for the Android camera phones, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Once you have downloaded the latest app, many phones has facility to record a video. But, video recording by using Instagram is currently available only for the Android and iPhone apps. It allows you to choose which 15 seconds of the video you want to share by placing your finger on the video strip at the bottom and sliding left to choose where the clip starts playing. Instagram allows you to add filter and a cover frame to your video. When you post a video, you can select your favorite scene from you have recorded as your cover frame or photo.

Here are the steps to record a video on Instagram:


  1. Go to http://instagram.com/ & sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, then create one.
  2. Download "Instagram App" on your phone from the Play store & launch it.
  3. Open "Instagram app" on your phone.
  4. Tap 'Camera' icon located at the bottom on the screen.
  5. Tap 'Video' icon to switch from camera to video.
  6. Press and hold "Round red button" to start recording.
  7. Lift your finger off the button to stop recording.
  8. Tap "Next" or "Right arrow" button located at the top right corner on the screen to add a filter and share your video.

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