Instagram update brings video importing, automatic straightening, and more

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Instagram just announced its first major app update since it introduced its new video capture and posting feature last month. Today’s update brings the client to version 4.1, and it includes a handful of some highly requested enhancements.

Easily the biggest change in today’s update is the ability to import videos from your Camera Roll (though jailbreakers have been able to do this for a while now). This means you can now upload clips shot outside of the app to Instagram’s network…

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From Instagram’s blog:

“Starting today you can upload videos from your phone’s media library and share those moments to Instagram regardless of when they were captured. Once you select the video clip you’d like to import, you can trim it down to the exact part you like best. We’ve also made it so that you can choose how you square-crop your clip so you can keep the action front and center.”

The 4.1 update also includes a new automatic straightening tool, meaning all of those crooked selfies and landscape shots can be leveled out with a simple tap. And, it includes a slider so, you can rotate and adjust until your heart’s content.

Instagram version 4.1 should be live in the App Store shortly, and you can grab it by clicking here.