OREANDA-NEWS. The head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, made a loud statement about the changes to the service. The main idea is that Instagram is no longer an application for sharing square photos. This is reported by the telegram channel «Bloody Lady» on Thursday, July 1.

In the next six months, Instagram will start showing videos in full-screen mode (we are not talking about Stories) directly in user's feeds. Instagram wants to focus on video content to compete with TikTok and YouTube. The updates will also affect direct messages. The service should become a full-fledged messenger.

Earlier it was reported that the social network from June 23 launches in the Russia the service of short video Reels, which will allow users to create and edit videos with a duration of up to 30 seconds, and a special sticker, thanks to which it will be possible to add music to Stories, the company told reporters. Users will also be able to mount videos, impose an AR effect on them and a «green screen» effect that changes the background.

The music library, which will be accessed by users of social networks in the Russian Federation, is «relevant for Russian users». The company has agreements with the copyright holders on all tracks.

Instagram Facebook announced the launch of the Instagram Reels short video service in more than 50 countries around the world, including the United States, India, Brazil, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia and many others. It was reported that Instagram Reels will be available only for a limited time in Russia.