Instagram takes on YouTube

Last week Instagram debuted IGTV in San Francisco allowing users to post videos up to an hour long a feature that will place the platform into direct competition with YouTube and its own parent company Facebook.

They also annoyed that Instagram is now a global community of one billion.
IGTV is the new app for watching long-form, vertical video from Instagram creators.
While there’s a stand-alone IGTV app, one can watch from within the Instagram app.
Like TV, IGTV has channels too where the creators are the channels.
When you follow a creator on Instagram, their IGTV channel will show up for you to watch.

Anyone can be a creator – you can upload your own IGTV videos in the app or on the web to start your own channel.

CEO of social media analytics specialist Socialbakers, Yuval Ben-Itzhak (pictured), shared, “With the rapid growth in importance of influencer marketing, IGTV will providing a platform for even the smallest influencer to reach and engage their audience with the content they like to watch. By offering them the chance to share original user-generated content via the IGTV app, Instagram is making itself even more sticky. With 1 billion users on Instagram, IGTV will be an appealing place for influencers and brands looking to grow and engage their audience.”

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