Instragram made the jump to the big 4.0 back in June, introducing the ability to record video clips over twice as long as those made using Vine. There was a catch, though. While many Android devices could playback video, only those running Jelly Bean could capture it. With the update rolling out today, handsets running Ice Cream Sandwich will also get to feel the love. And as any Instagram user would expect, these videos are just as susceptible to filters and frames as the photos the service is known for.

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The update also introduces the ability for users to import pre-existing video clips directly from their Android devices. This is done simply by selecting the file that you want to share and trimming it down to the best bits. Users will have to crop the video, but at least we are given the choice of how to square-crop our clips.

The iOS app, which is also jumping to 4.1 today, is getting automatic straightening as a part of this release. This functionality fixes things such as crooked horizons that ruin what would otherwise be solid photos. Hopefully we'll see this roll out to our platform of choice in a future version. In the meantime, we can have fun shooting video using our previously unsupported devices.

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Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    Staged rollout? Anyone have the apk?

  • Youri

    theres gonna be so many vine video pages witht hat new update

  • Tonymoe90

    Update hasn't showed up on the Play Store yet.

    • R.Suave

      Play Store has now been updated. Someone go grab that APK !!

  • Sean Cummins

    Maybe one day they will even bring Lux back to the S4.

    • Daire

      Came here to day this! Ridiculous that they can't get it working on the best selling Android phone of the year!

      • Sean Cummins

        I remember when we had it and it turned everything neon green. During the next update I thought, surely this is the fix. Negative. They just removed it. Couldn't believe it.

  • Jeric Garcia

    Who among you got the apk? Its not yet available in Philippines

  • Booyabobby

    I hate these stage rollouts.

  • migueljonathan

    Here you go guys. Just checked the play store and it popped up as an update.


    • ArrTooDeeToo

      Getting an invalid account error.

  • LatarionMilton

    Where the link at so I can upload some hood rat stuff of my friends

  • Brian

    Link to download Instagram version 4.1 is here: http://www.mediafire.com/download/19hq2y91r1hms4s/Instagram_4.1.0.apk

  • Kehin Faux

    check XDA for the apk

  • http://seedlingsgardening.com/ Liz Baloutine

    I can record videos with the instagram app, but am having trouble uploading them.. Any advice?