Instagram has finally added a much coveted feature. Yes, you can finally create your own channel like that of YouTube and share long videos. This very new feature is called IGTV. Instagram launched this feature at a recent event in San Fransisco. IGTV allows you to capture longer videos and for longer duration. The videos are vertical for better coverage of the frame. From sports persons to makeup artists, from actors to fitness instructors, from chefs to comedians, everyone can showcase their genius through IGTV.
There is a standalone app for IGTV. But Instagram has integrated it within the Instagram app so that every user can use it from the start. The IGTV app is so simple. It can be operated like a normal TV is operated. Turn on the IGTV icon from the Instagram app and the app starts playing the IGTV. You can switch between “For You,” “Following,” “Popular” and “Continue Watching.” You can also like, comment and send videos to friends in Direct.
Instagram was first started in 2010 and since then, it has come a long way. It has included many new features, like Stories, followed some features of Snapchat and then here is the new IGTV for you. Just like a normal TV, IGTV has channels. The creators can create their channels. You can also create your channel and showcase videos for people to see. When you follow a creator on Instagram, you can check their IGTV channel. Actually, their IGTV channel will by default show up for you to watch. If you want to create your own channel, check out our tutorial to create IGTV channel on Instagram.