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Instagram Introduces Video Importing in Version 4.1, Video Recording to Ice Cream Sandwich (Updated: It’s Live)

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Instagram announced this morning that in version 4.1 of their apps on both Android and iOS, users will be able to import previously recorded video from device galleries. In the previous version that introduced video, you were only able to record video through the app, not pick and choose previously recorded clips. This new importing feature also allows you to trim the clip down and choose which section is centered in the Insta-square.

But maybe more importantly, video recording is now available on devices running Ice Cream Sandwich in this new version.

The update should be available later today.

Update:  The update is live, but appears to have employed the dreaded staged rollout method of updating an app. It’s there, but you probably can’t have it.

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  • beenz

    When I upload vids from my gs3, the audio sounds as if it’s in slow motion or deep sounding xD. Any way to fix this?

  • juancarlos ramirez

    my IG is 4.1 but dont see where i can use videos from my phone.

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  • Ryan Ropero

    Why doesn’t instagram have a repost feature yet!?!?

  • Kehin Faux

    do you think they have different apk’s for different phones or is it a single apk?

  • StevenRosas

    Am I the only one not getting the update?

    • Brian

      It’s a staged rollout.

  • R.Suave

    Anybody have the APK yet? Its possible that its a staged rollout

    • StevenRosas

      I second this. Is there an APK?

    • neatfreakk

      This is a staged rollout. .. cos it’s not yet in the Google play India store….
      A always exclusive for the USA first

  • cezeOne

    can i import gifs?

    • Ray Gray


  • nina

    i wonder if the update also fixes the audio issue on some android devices- aka the darth vader audio syndrome

    • beenz

      Is there anyway way to fix the audio? After I post a vid from my gallery it sounds like that. But it’s perfect during the editing stage.

  • Awesome! I’ve been wanting this feature for a while

  • BRIM

    Is that a case around the Moto X? Otherwise, looks like an unnecessary “lip”

    • zurginator

      That lip protects the screen from getting owned.

      • JoshGroff

        So does the back of the phone. >.>

        • zurginator

          Not if it lands on the front or sides. 😉

          • JoshGroff

            Who drops their phone anymore? pssh

  • Rob

    Nice to see this feature added. I remember when they first brought video to Instagram I thought, “sweet, I got so many nice vid… oh wait, you can’t import them.”

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Can you keep using the the device until release and do a post on what its like?

    • Yeah, I have a feeling my thoughts will evolve as time goes on, especially with the DROIDs coming, and this new G2.

      • Daeshaun Griffiths


      • Ztw1217

        Can not wait to see a review on the new droid family (mostly the maxx)

  • EC8CH

    Moto X looks tiny today… must just be a relativity thing because of the G2.

    • Shane Redman

      Can you use it with one hand without having to use NFL grade stick’em on your fingers?

      • One of the things I like about this phone, is that you can use it 1-handed.

        • Shane Redman

          …and that’s a selling point for me. Can I use your device, top-to-bottom w/o straining a thumb ligament

  • Ben Landwehr

    So.. Android users should pretty much be able to import any kind of video clips, then?

    • Mike S.

      If so, this will make the ap suck balls. (See Cinemagram).

  • Ray Gray

    I wonder if this update includes the ability to record video using the front and back camera in the same video like Vine does.

    • Booyabobby

      Just tried it with the new update and it does not.

      • Ray Gray

        Yeah me too maybe next time..but I can download funny YouTube’s and load them up

  • ryan ness

    Dang than MotoX is sweet looking!

    • NexusPhan69

      I’m gonna get so jealous if (when) we keep seeing it in all his posts.

      • 😛

        • NemaCystX

          I have to say, I think the display looks gorgeous in that photo, nice vibrant colors (although the camera that took it could have saturated that)

          I’m not a fan of white phones but that looks killer, love it in white

          • I agree, I like simple but the black cutouts on white phones just don’t look good.

          • NemaCystX

            the black cutouts ruined the white look, Apple managed to keep its design without ugly cutouts, why do Android OEM’s not learn from their design mistakes!?

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