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GoPro makes it easier to share footage as Instagram Stories

Engadget

While you can post GoPro photos and videos as Instagram Stories, the process takes quite a few steps to accomplish and sometimes even requires the use of a third-party app. Well, the action cam-maker worked with Instagram to launch a direct way to share your adventures, like say a diving expedition, a trek up the mountain or an ordinary day at home playing with your dog, through the social network's ephemeral feature. Starting today, you'll see Stories as an option when you share videos and photos from within GoPro's application. If you're using an iOS device, you don't even need a third-party editing app, because you can simply drag the image or video left or right to crop it down to the perfect size. You can trim a video to show only the part you want to share -- Stories are supposed to be short snippets and not full movies, after all -- within the app, as well.


Instagram allows you to post to Stories from other apps

Engadget

Today, Instagram announced a new way to share your favorite moments to Stories. You can now post to your Instagram Story directly from a third-party app, so you can easily share what you're doing, what you're enjoying or what you're listening to without having to leave the app you're in. Instagram will automatically pull the image into its camera, at which point you can edit or tweak it. The feature will debut with Spotify and GoPro, with more on the way, and will go live today on Instagram and later on Facebook. It's always nice to be able to seamlessly use a feature that you love like Stories, but the cherry on top here is that you don't have to connect your Instagram account with these third-party apps to use it.


Instagram Update Adds Video Chat Feature, Redesigns Explore Page

International Business Times

Instagram has rolled out a new software update to its app that finally adds the video chat feature. The company has also implemented its newly redesigned Explore tab and has added new camera effects designed by celebrities and creators. "Now, you can video chat in Instagram Direct, either with just one person or a group. Video chat gives you the experience of realtime video in a private space and helps you feel close and connected to friends when you can't be together," Instagram said. "our friends are already on Instagram, and with video chat, you can seamlessly connect across iOS and Android and without a phone number."


GoPro isn't worried about Snapchat Spectacles at all

Mashable

When Snapchat Spectacles launched last year, the reaction from people who bought and used it was: Oh shit, GoPro is so dead. And I'm not gonna lie, I kinda felt the same, even though I really like the GoPro's action cameras, and have owned too many to remember over the years. That GoPro is screwed and should sell itself (perhaps, even to a Snap, Inc.) is a tired and repetitive story you hear every quarter during the company's earnings calls. SEE ALSO: GoPro's palm-sized Fusion 360 camera is the equivalent of 6 GoPros But those who are bearish on GoPro's future don't understand the company. They're misguided by focusing on what GoPro was as opposed to what it is today.


Instagram users can now use Explore to find stories

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Instagram has introduced two new updates to it Explore function. Location stories and hashtag stories have been added within the Explore tab, letting users see what's happening around them, and find stories related to their interests. The location stories are available on iOS and Android as part of Instagram's latest update, and hashtag stories will be rolling out over the next few weeks. Location stories and hashtag stories have been added within the Explore tab, letting users see what's happening around them, and find stories related to their interests. Location stories will let users explore stories of people in the same are.