IGTV is the acronym for Instagram Television.
A video platform created by Instagram that allows users to upload and watch longer-form vertical videos. Unlike regular Instagram posts or Stories, IGTV is designed explicitly for longer videos, enabling creators to share more in-depth and engaging video content with their audience.
Launched on June 20, 2018, IGTV was introduced as a standalone app and integrated into the Instagram app. It was designed to cater to the growing demand for longer video content and to compete with platforms like YouTube. IGTV videos can range from a few seconds to up to 60 minutes for verified accounts, while regular users can upload videos of up to 10 minutes in length.
One of the unique features of IGTV is that videos are presented in a vertical format optimized for mobile viewing. This vertical orientation ensures a seamless viewing experience for users using their smartphones to engage with content. Additionally, IGTV videos are displayed prominently on both the IGTV app and the Instagram Explore page, allowing content creators to reach a wider audience.
IGTV’s integration into Instagram’s ecosystem has made it popular for influencers, brands, and creators looking to share longer and more immersive video content with their followers. It offers a platform for storytelling, tutorials, behind-the-scenes content, and other engaging videos that may not fit within the time constraints of regular Instagram posts or Stories.
- Abbreviation: IGTV