|Initial release||June 20, 2018|
|Operating system||iOS, Android|
|Size||140.3 MB (iOS), 30.05 MB (Android)|
|Available in||30 languages|
|Type||Vertical video sharing platform|
IGTV, short for Instagram TV, was a standalone video application by Instagram for Android and iOS smartphones. It allows for longer videos compared to Instagram feeds. While IGTV is available as a stand-alone app, basic functionality is also available within the Instagram app and website.
In March 1 2022, Instagram's parent company Meta announced the shutdown of IGTV due to their focus on Instagram Reels. The app was removed from the stores in mid-March and all IGTV videos were then merged into the Instagram app .
IGTV requires users to login with an Instagram account. Mobile devices allow uploads of up to 15 minutes in length with a file size of up to 650 MB, while desktop web browsers allow uploads of up to 60 minutes in length with a file size of up to 3.6 GB. The app auto-plays videos as soon as it is launched, which Kevin Systrom contrasted to video hosts where one must first locate a video.
Instagram accounts with an IGTV channel receive an IGTV tab on their profile page. Additionally, uploads on IGTV can be mirrored to a linked Facebook page.
In May 2019, IGTV gained the ability to upload landscape videos.
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