Instagram 4.1 released with video import; video support for Ice Cream Sandwich included in update


Instagram announced on Wednesday that a new 4.1 version of the popular app is available for Android and iOS. Key among the changes for this release is the ability to import your videos from the gallery on your smartphone. Additionally, the app now sees Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich added to the list of supported platforms. 

Key details in Instagram 4.1 include:

  • Video Import from library has been one of the most requested features from the community since the launch of Video on Instagram. With the ability to import video from their library, we’re giving people more creative control and broadened the scope of moments they can share, even if they already happened. In addition, we’re providing a powerful and simple to use video editing tool. Available for iOS and Android.
  • Auto Straightening – Instagram is about giving people simple tools to capture and share moments beautifully. With the launch of Video on Instagram, we introduced “Cinema,” to help turn ordinary, shaky mobile video into something stunning. Today, we’re giving Instagrammers a powerful tool for photos, Automatic Straightening, a unique technology that lets people fix a crooked horizon with one tap. Available for iOS.
  • Ice Cream Sandwich (Android) – We’re excited to bring Video on Instagram to Android on Ice Cream Sandwich. This expansion has been the most requested feature from Android users since the launch of Video on Instagram.