Instagram is finally going to let you post photos and videos under one minute in length using the app’s desktop version, the company announced Tuesday. Users have been requesting this feature for a while now, and in July, a Facebook spokesperson confirmed that they were testing the abilities of IG desktop. The desktop web feed creation will be launched globally Oct. 21.
Previously, the desktop version of Instagram allowed people to scroll through their feeds, check DMs, and reply to them. Other than that, the web browser didn’t provide many other functions.
Along with the desktop feed creation, Instagram is rolling out a wealth of new features to the app. Last week, we reported that Instagram will now let creators test and practice their Live content.
Also announced Tuesday, Instagram is expanding on collaboration features (co-authoring posts will now be possible), new fundraiser prompts, and additional lyric options for reels. The latter will let Instagrammers turn reels into a more immersive performance with dynamic lyrics, with special effects and 3D fonts — yes, getting more like TikTok by the day.
The desktop feature will likely be the most welcome feature, though. Creating will be that much easier.