Instagram 4.1 Adds Ability To Import Video, Automatic Straightening

By David Cohen 

Facebook-owned photo-sharing network Instagram released Instagram 4.1 last week, which added the ability for users to import video from their libraries, automatic straightening, and Video on Instagram compatibility with Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

Instagram 4.1 is available for both iOS and Android.

Instagram provided more details on the new features in a blog post:

  • Import Video from Library: Starting today, you can upload videos from your phone’s media library and share those moments to Instagram regardless of when they were captured. Once you select the video clip you’d like to import, you can trim it down to the exact part you like best. We’ve also made it so that you can choose how you square-crop your clip so you can keep the action front and center.
  • Automatic Straightening for iOS: There are few things more distracting than a crooked horizon in a photo. We’re happy to announce that we’ve developed a brand new technology that brings you straight photos instantly. When you take a photo with the in-app camera, you can now tap the new “Straighten” icon, and your photo will correct to be level — it’s that simple. The straightening tool also includes a slider so you can rotate and adjust any photo — including ones imported from your photo library — as much or as little as you’d like.
  • Video on Instagram for Ice Cream Sandwich: We’re excited to expand Video on Instagram to people who use Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Since the launch of Video on Instagram, this has been the Android community’s No. 1 request, and we’re excited to see this community grow.

Instagram users: Have you updated to version 4.1 yet?