The Instagram Video Apps You Need to Know About

Instagram Video Apps

Have you noticed how much buzz there’s been around Instagram ads? The target reach, the ease, the simple connection with Facebook, etc. Yet it seems people are ignoring all the cool content that has popping up. I’m talking specifically about the videos!

Sure Instagram’s video update is ancient history, but all these new video apps are up and coming! They’re the crème de la crème of social media. Did you know video’s popularity has been growing exponentially? In fact, Instagram videos are creating two-times more engagement than Instagram photos! (Source: Simply Measured).

While I can’t provide you with any hard fact or statistics, I can share with you the coolest video apps (and how to properly use them). Let’s go through this journey together, app by app.


Is it pronounced fly-xel, flee-xel? Who knows really, but that’s not really the point. This handy app, available for free on your phone, lets you create cinemagraphs with a paint monitor. A cinemagraph is a still photo in which a minor and repeated movement occurs. The movement is so subtle, yet so beautiful, that it quickly catches people’s eye. Best way to use this app is with small movements like raindrops, smoke, wind, water and flashing lights. Avoid anything too complicated like people walking or having too many elements. Take a look at this awesome example for some inspiration!

(Not necessarily made with Flixel)


Instagram’s new app plays a burst of photos back and forth in a looping motion (hence the name). So a video of a person jumping is transformed into a whole different thing. This app really works with anything: blowing bubbles, a person running, a train moving, you name it! I do have to warn you that some movement (particularly with people) may look a tad weird—but hey, that’s the fun of it!

We finally found those runaway llamas ❤️ cc: @idahariri #insider29

A video posted by Refinery29 (@refinery29) on


This app has multiple features that can assist you in creating wonderful creative. GorillaCam helps you easily compile stop motion videos, time-lapse videos and even offers a self-timer. Stop motion videos are most effective when they tell a story. But make sure your objects “move” very slowly to create a fluid video. On the other hand, time-lapse videos work best for sunsets/sunrises, a fast-pace city or a home project (like a painting). This way, a slow moving video can be fast-forwarded into something incredible. Check out this stop motion video:

(Not necessarily made with GorrillaCam)


Have you ever been in a situation where you wish you could have taken a video in slow motion? Well, this app will let you slow down any video! The slow-motion feature works best on sports (like someone hitting a ball), cars, fireworks, trains and basically anything moving in high speeds. Take a look at this cute slow-motion video:

#khloe #shihtzu #slowmotion #iphone5s

A video posted by Jonathan (@mrjonathan718) on

(Not necessarily made with SpeedPro)

As you might have already guessed, there are a million more video apps you can use. Get started with this list and see what apps fit you best. Hope you enjoyed this Instagram journey as much as I did!

au revoir


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