Instagram today issue a small yet important update to its iPhone and iPod touch application in the App Store. Bumped to version 7.2, Instagram now allows you to combine several clips into one continuous video before it’s posted on the service.
You can add multiple videos from your Camera roll and reorder them in the video timeline view, or record several clips using Instagram’s camera, which now lets you pause and resume recording.
Combining multiple clips into one
Tap and hold Instagram’s camera icon at the bottom to bring up contents of your Camera roll. Then select a video and tap Next. You will be presented with a timeline view of your video at the bottom. To add another video to the timeline, tap the plus sign.
As mentioned, you can also record multiple clips to combine into one using Instagram’s built-in camera. Simply tap and hold to start recording a clip and let go of the finger to pause. Then tap and hold the camera icon again to resume recording.
The app will then break down your video into scenes that you can rearrange, trim and edit before posting. Keep in mind that Instagram videos can be up to fifteen seconds so you may need to trim your combined video before posting to fit on the service.
Pricing and availability
Instagram requires an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 7.0 or later and includes a native watchOS app along with a glance for your Apple Watch.
The app lacks a native interface optimized for iPads and is localized in English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and Vietnamese.