Instagram 4.1 update adds video import support

Facebook’s Instagram app has pushed out a new version, adding video imports for iPhone and Android, as well as automatic photo straightening functionality for those using the iOS version. Instagram 4.1 builds on the video functionality introduced back in June by allowing users to open, edit, and share footage taken with their phone’s native camera (or, indeed, another third-party app), including trimming them down to meet the fifteen second limit.

Multiple clips, meanwhile, can be added together to make a more interesting video, at least on iOS for the moment. By trimming down a video to under 15 seconds, and then importing another from the phone’s gallery, users can piece together several to make an overall mini-movie. It’s also possible to combine existing clips and new footage shot within Instagram on the iOS version.

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