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26.04.2018

Instagram videos of between 2′50″ and 7′03″: it can be done, but some are hidden

As you saw in the previous post’s postscripts, it is possible to upload videos of longer than one minute to Instagram, but Instagram may or may not let the public see them. If you want people to see your videos for sure, then keep them to the standard minute. But if you want to chance it, so far my experience is 50–50, and there’s no correlation with length. Like all things Facebook, there is no consistency, and you are at the whim of the technology and its questionable database integrity. Here are the ones that have worked, the first at 2′50″, the second at 4′, the third at 3′51″, and the fourth at 7′03″ (this had to be uploaded twice as Facebook hid the first attempt).

PS., April 28, 12.37 a.m.: A few more tries and the odds of a video lasting longer than one minute being visible to other Instagram users are definitely 1:2. The latest is this, at 7′53″.
   Don’t be surprised if these record zero views on Instagram. I believe their stats only count full views, and no one’s going to sit watching a video there for that long unless it’s particularly compelling.

P.PS., May 4: I attempted a 9′03″ video. No joy. Instagram will allow the upload but the actual process takes an incredibly long time. The progress bar goes back a few times. Eventually it says there is an error. In theory, I think it’s possible, but right now I haven’t managed to exceed 7′53″.

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5 Responses to ‘Instagram videos of between 2′50″ and 7′03″: it can be done, but some are hidden’

  1. […] Instagram videos of between 2′50″ and 7′03″: it can be done, but some are hidden « Jac… on You can post two-minute videos on Instagram, but no one will ever see them […]

  2. Mich says:

    This sucks. I hated it when YouTube kept limiting their videos to 15 mins. How am I supposed to watch a news program or debate that lasts for longer?

    I don’t personally use Instagram nor have I ever been there. Do they think all their users have such short attention spans???

  3. Jack Yan says:

    I imagine so, Mich. Also the official 60-second limit is probably geared to TV advertising—probably no coincidence they set it at that, to try to get companies to pay for advertising with them.

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