Instagram 4.1 Update allows Video Importing, Automatic Straightening, Video Support for Android 4.0

Instagram has released out a major app update with which the Facebook-owned company has supplemented certain new tweaks with version 4.1 of the app which is available in Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

This has been the first major update since July, where the Vine-like video feature was introduced. And presently, with this update we are treated to several other highly requested enhancements.

The update marks the arrival of an important facility where in users are allowed to import videos from your phone’s library and then share it on Instagram, regardless of where it was recorded. Users have the ability for uploading any clips that are shot outside Instagram’s network.

Before this update, users could upload a video only which was recorded in the app, which was on similar lines as Twitter’s Vine. However, presently a user can select any video clip that he/she wants and then trim the particularized video to 15 seconds or the individual has the option of square-crop the clip as per their wish. In this manner, your library videos can be easily Instagrammed.


It is also a good sign for Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” users as Instagram has expanded the video facility by providing support for Android 4.0 users so that people can use the service’s new 15-second video feature. Before this update, it was only available for devices running Jellybean 4.1 and above.

Furthermore, the 4.1 update encompasses a new automatic straightening tool wherein the user is allowed to take a photo with the in-app camera and by simply tapping the Straighten icon; the photo will get automatically fixed. A slider has also been introduced which can be used to rotate and adjust manually till the time you want. These are inclusive of the photos which are imported from the user’s phone’s library.

Instagram 4.1 can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play.