Instagram 4.0 App for Android released, video recording limited to Jelly Bean Devices Only

Facebook announced the Instagram Videos today and the updated Instagram 4.0 (apk) for Android is now available in Play Store. With this new app, Jelly Bean 4.1 users will be able to record and upload short, 15 seconds videos on Instagram app. And there are 13 new filters, added specifically for the videos. The app also lets you watch the videos shared by the people you are following. It’s exactly the same way as the Instagram photos work.

Here is an intro video highlighting the newly announced Videos on Instagram:

Videos on Instagram

Introducing Video on Instagram from Instagram on Vimeo.

The updated Instagram 4.0 app is already available for iOS, here are some of the features in the updated app:

What’s New in Instagram 4.0 app

According to official description:

  • Video on Instagram!
  • We’re excited to introduce Video on Instagram and bring you a new way to share your stories.
  • When you go to take a photo on Instagram, you’ll now see a movie camera icon. Tap it to enter video mode, where you can take up to 15 seconds of video through the Instagram camera.
  • We also added 13 new filters that we built specifically for video.

Videos on Instagram – Only for Jelly Bean users

While Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread users can still download and install the Instagram app, only Jelly Bean users will be able to shoot videos on Instagram. As the note from Instagram reads:

Capturing videos is currently supported on devices with Jellybean (4.1) and above. All Android versions can already play videos on Instagram and we’re working around the clock to enable capturing videos on many more Android devices.

We hope that Instagram Video recording for ICS and Gingerbread is added soon. For now, however, only Jelly Bean users will be able to capture videos. This leaves more than half of Android devices without the ability to record Instagram videos.

Download Instagram 4.0 Android App

You will be able to download and install Instagram 4.0 Android app from the Google Play Store today. However, at the time of writing, the new app has not yet become available for download.

Update: The updated app is now available for download on Google Play Store. Here is the link where you’d be able to find Instagram 4.0 APK for Android:

Instagram for Android: ( Google Play Store link


Rashid Saeed

I blog about the hottest and latest news updates and trends in the smartphone industry - in particular, the Android platform.

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