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[By Sudarshana Banerjee]

Facebook has just launched a video feature on Instagram. Here are ten things you want to know:

  1. Your videos can be 3-15 seconds long.
  2. You need to record a video to be able to edit it. You will not be able to upload an existing video.
  3. You need an iOS/Android device to be able to record and edit videos on Instagram. You can however watch Instagram videos that other people have shared from any device.
  4. If you are using an iOS device, Instagram has a Cinema feature that you can use after you are done recording, to stabilize the video. 
  5. You can not tag people on videos. 
  6. Like photos you share, your video will appear on your profile and in feed. If your visibility is set to private, only your approved followers can see videos or photos you share.
  7. There are 13 video filters at the moment.
  8. Instagram is available for iOS and Android users right now.
  9. Now lets take a quick look at how we can record videos on Instagram:
    1. Tap  at the bottom of the app
    2. Tap  to switch from camera to video
    3. Press and hold  to start recording
    4. Lift your finger off the button to stop recording
    5. Tap Next to add a filter and share your video
  10. To add a filter to an Instagram video:
    1. After you’ve recorded your video, tap Next.
    2. Tap a filter at the bottom of the screen to preview how it will look with your video. Swipe to the left to scroll through all your options.
    3. Select a filter.
    4. Tap Next to continue to the share screen.