Taking and Sharing Videos

How do I record or upload a video?

To record a video or upload one from your phone or tablet’s library, first tap at the bottom of the app.

  • To record a video: tap to switch from camera to video, then tap and hold the red circle. Lift your finger off the screen to stop recording. If you’d like to turn the camera to face you, tap .
  • To upload a video from your phone or tablet’s library: tap (iOS) or (Android) and select the video you’d like to share.

Once you’ve recorded or uploaded a video, you can add a filter, a caption and your location before sharing.

Note: Video recording is currently only available for the iOS and Android apps.

How do I share a video that’s saved on my phone?

You can share videos to Instagram you’ve previously recorded on your iPhone or Android phone:

  1. Tap at the bottom of the app.
  2. Tap to switch from photo to video.
  3. On iPhone, tap the box in the bottom right to go to your phone’s video library. On Android, tap to go to your phone’s video library.
  4. Pick the video you want to upload. On iPhone, tap Next at the top.
  5. Tap to edit the length of the video. Keep in mind that videos can’t be more than 15 seconds long.
  6. Tap Next on iPhone or on Android.

Why can’t I import multiple video clips for trimming?

Now, you’ll only be able to import a single video clip at a time which makes it easier to upload and share videos on Instagram. This is one the improvements we’ve made with the latest iOS update to simplify the video experience.

How do I add a filter to my video?

After you’ve recorded your video, tap Next. Tap a filter at the bottom of the screen to preview how it will look with your video. Make sure to swipe to the left to scroll through all your options.

Once you’ve selected a filter you like, tap Next to continue to the share screen.

Can I review my video before sharing it?

Yes. Once you’ve taken a video, tap Next to apply a filter and review it before sharing. Simply tap the play btn to take a peek.

How many seconds of video can I record?

Your video can be 3 to 15 seconds long.

What does the camera icon mean when I’m adding filters to my video?

If you’re taking videos on the go, you might find that they’re a little shaky. For iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, we’ve built a Cinema feature that lets you stabilize your video after you take it.

Stabilization is turned on by default. To turn it off, simply tap .

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Note: The accepted formula that Auxiliary Mode Inc. uses to calculate the CPM range is $0.45 USD - $25.00 USD.

The range fluctuates this much because many factors come into play when calculating a CPM. Quality of traffic, source country, niche type of video, price of specific ads, adblock, the actual click rate, watch time and etc.

Cost per thousand (CPM) is a marketing term used to denote the price of 1,000 advertisement impressions on one webpage. If a website publisher charges $2.00CPM, that means an advertiser must pay $2.00 for every 1,000 impressions of its ad. The "M" in CPM represents the Roman numeral for 1,000.

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