Instagram video is about to get a TV-inspired makeover – and some major stars including Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, and Madelaine Petsch are already on board. On June 20, the social media app announced it would be launching long-form video with a new offering called IGTV.
“It’s time for video to move forward and to evolve. .. Whatever we do, it has to be mobile first,” Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom told a crowd of reporters at the SF event. “We built something brand new: we call it IGTV.”
IGTV will be available on the home screen of the Instagram app, as well as in its own standalone app. The IGTV app should be available in the coming days.
The new effort marks a big change for Instagram, where video clips currently cap out at 60 seconds, and puts it squarely in competition with YouTube and Snapchat’s Discover feature. Instagram also used the event to announce that it has reached the impressive 1 billion user mark.
Everything You Need to Know About Bachelor in Paradise Season 5
It’s officially – cue the theme song – almost Paradise, as in it’s almost time for Bachelor in Paradise season five. With Becca’s season of The Bachelorette underway, Bachelor Nation is gearing up for the popular spinoff series, which is currently filming in Mexico. Although fans have a bit of time before the season airs, we’ve already heard some exciting news about what’s to come, including buzz about Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon’s engagement. (Does that mean we’ll see a TV wedding?!)
Here’s everything you need to know before tuning in to Bachelor in Paradise later this Summer, and in the meantime, see which couples from Bachelor Nation are still together.