7 Great Instagram Video Apps To Use Everyday

Written by Chris Bovan

No longer restricted to 15-second clips, videos are a prime place to let your creative side shine on Instagram. The good news? You don’t need to be Spielberg or Scorsese to pull off a good-looking Instagram video thanks to the apps available today.

Instagram Video Apps

1. Boomerang

Instagram’s native Boomerang allows you to create super bite-sized videos that are essentially like GIFs moving forward and backward.

Instagram Boomerang

Creating bite-sized “videos” out of burst photos, these pieces of content are great for storytelling or just having a bit of fun.

2. InShot

Borders, filters, voice-overs and everything in-between. This comprehensive editor can quickly step up the style for any of your videos, making them Instagram-ready in an instant.

3. Video Editor (formerly vStudio)

This 4.5-star rated app provides you just about everything you could want to edit your Instagram videos. Features include the ability to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, exposure and more. You can also choose from over 80 different filters to use.

Video Editor vStudio

4. Hyperlapse

Hyperlapse is yet another one of Instagram’s own native apps. In short, Hyperlapse allows you to take time-lapse videos (even while you’re in motion). The built-in stabilization technology gives users the freedom to move around while they direct, which is a huge advantage of the tool as demonstrated by this video:

Introducing Hyperlapse from Instagram from Instagram on Vimeo.


5. Lapse It

Another time-lapse app for Instagram, Lapse It provides a variety of editing options to make your time-lapse content gorgeous. From backward looping to adding visual effects, eye-popping video is only a few taps away.

6. Quik by GoPro

GoPro is well-known for their own breathtaking Instagram content. Through Quik, Instagram usrers with GoPros can edit their high-def videos via smartphone without having to run through another editing app.

7. Crop Square Video

This editor makes it quick and easy to crop the framing of a shot, adjust video position, resize and rotate videos, and to fill with background colors. A key feature that Crop Video Square touts is the ability to pinch to crop and zoom.

Crop Square Video