Instagram has started testing a new video trimming feature for the videos you’ve uploaded to use in your Instagram Stories.
If you’re tired of having to trim your videos before uploading them to use in your Instagram Stories, this bit of news will be music to your ears. Instagram is working on a native feature within the Stories creation process that lets you edit the video you’re about to use.
The news came last week from Jane Manchun Wong (who else?) who found the feature’s code in the Instagram app. The “video trimmer,” as she calls it, appears after you tap on the new settings option that appears at the top of the video you’ve added to your story between the stickers and link icons.
Instagram is working on video trimmer for Stories pic.twitter.com/igzErbhjdO
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) February 8, 2020
Some may argue that the feature detracts somewhat from the whole point of Stories being on-the-fly reactions to everyday moments, but I’d say it is actually very useful, especially for those who constantly create and share video content as Stories.
There is no indication when this clip trimming for Instagram Stories will roll out, but based on previous examples we could give it a few weeks, at most. The question on my mind is this: Will Instagram add other sub-features within the edit button? Is it about to release more substantial video editing tools for users?