Instagram update lets you import videos, straighten photos

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Thumbnail image for instagram-with-photos.jpgInstagram, the filteriffic photography app for iOS and Android that now also includes a Vine-rivalling video sharing service, has been updated to version 4.1, bringing with it a series of new features and tweaks for iPhone users and wider device compatibility for Android users.

The most significant addition to the iOS app is the new ability to import videos from the phone’s media library, allowing you to share videos not shot with Instagram through the app. Users will still have to trim and edit their clips into Instagram’s 15-second length limit before uploading them however.

When it comes to still photography, Instagram will now allow iOS users to straighten out wonky photos prior to sharing. There’s an option for the app to do this automatically, as well as a slider for manually rotating images.

The Android version of the app doesn’t get quite as much loving, but at least more Android users will now be able to enjoy Instagram: the app now supports all versions of Android from 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upwards, letting far more Android users take advantage of the video feature.

Gerald Lynch