Why won’t the video feature on instagram work for my android tablet?

Question by Moriah: Why won’t the Instagram launches 15-second video feature” href=”http://www.nokiafever.com/instagram-launches-15-second-video-feature/”>feature on android tablet?
I updated my instagram app this morning so that I could use the new video only problem is, it doesn’t work!! I can’t watch or even upload videos. I have a Samsung Galaxy 2 tablet. Did anyone else have this problem, or can someone tell me how to fix it? Is it even available for my device?

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Answer by Gilbert
I just wanted you to know that I am having the EXACT same problem. I know you are asking for an “answer”, but hopefully letting you know that you are not the only one helps calm you a little. Grr… I want to do this! I been wanting vine, but this looks like hope for me! lol

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33 Responses to “Why won’t the video feature on instagram work for my android tablet?”

  1. Im havin da same problem

  2. Frankiie FireBomb on June 28th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Apparently, all iPhone users aren’t having this problem from the looks of my InstaFeed. It’s like all I can do is view the videos, but can’t record also .. JUST LIKE VINE FOR ANDROID!! Smh! -_-

  3. Wow u guys are so lucky I have android also but I can’t even view the videos and nothing changed even though it says there is an update it says that my ig is up to date which I know is a lie!

  4. I have an ASUS transformer tablet and i also cannot view or capture instagram videos. I discovered that you must have the Jellybean launcher app(ver. 4.1) as described in instagram help. However i downloaded that and still i have no video button. Instagram is currently working to get video for certain devices so hopefully we will have that feature soon

  5. I need help also,mine doesnt show videos and i dont have the video option…………………

  6. Having the same problem I can not view or upload videos

  7. Unfortunately Android users who do not have Android 4.1 phones or newer models cannot utilize the instagram video feature. However, instagram can be viewed at instagram.com on a computer and you can view videos on your pc or laptop.

  8. If it makes anyone feel better I have a galaxy note 2 with android 4.1.2 and I can neither watch nor record videos. Also I have not received an update for IG as well.

  9. Wont work on my galaxy tab 2 either

  10. I can view others videos but i cant upload either. Sometimes i hate being an andriod user. Ugh.

  11. I updated my Virgin Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 to Jelly Bean 4.1.2 specifically for this and it won’t let me record videos. It will film a little but then just freeze and crash.

    I can, however, view videos. So it’s a little odd. I hope it’s an Instagram glitch and not a phone breakdown.

  12. Its not working for me either idk what to do :(

  13. Yes, you have to have android 4.1 and above. However, Im on the new Galaxy S4 with android 4.2.2 jelly bean and it still doesn’t work for me as well. There are no video buttons or video features. It’s just insta-smoke-and-mirrors video feature for me as well.

  14. According to their update description, on the app store:

    “Recording videos is currently supported on devices with Jellybean 4.1 and above. All Android versions can already play videos and we’re working around the clock to enable capturing videos on many more Android devices.”

    So I guess we just have to sit back, watch, and wait smh

  15. I’m having almost the same problem, but with me I can’t see photos either! It won’t even try, and I have an iPhone 3GS and I just updated an hour ago, they better fix it because I use instagram alot and I’m gonna quit if they don’t.

  16. Having the same problem on my lg optimus one. It gives a place for the video icon, but no icon itself is there

  17. Sames happening for my samsung galaxy two

  18. i have an android and was having the same problem, uninstall and reinstall instagram. that will let you view videos, but you still can’t post them unless you have the 4.1 android or whatever. hope that helps!

  19. Mine to ! Someone plzzz tell ig fast !!!

  20. for now, only iphone users can post videos…hopefully in the next update, it will be available for android users as well. As for veiwing videos, i also had the same problem but it takes time (cause it kinda has to buffer). find a video that has been posted on instagram and wait for a few minutes and then all the videos will start playing :)
    hope this helped

  21. I have a Samsung galaxy S4 and the option isn’t available yet so I think it’s just android but I’m able to use it via my iPad 2

  22. hey my fone is LG.. i can watch the vids but can’t upload my own. my friend told me that insta is still working on it after the install. so we should just wait for a week or so for it to run perfectly.. :)

  23. I’m having the same problem on my Ipod 5.

  24. Curiousperson on June 29th, 2013 at 3:37 am

    You have to be on 4.1.2 at least for videos to play. I’m on 4.2.2, I can watch videos, but I can only record my on using my front facing camera. Instagram is still working to get it up and running for all Android users.

  25. I knew something was up when I updated to the jellybean version. My instagram flickered when selecting filters or adding blur. Sometimes my picture would come out gray. Then on 6.20.13 I updated instagram but currently only able to see videos but not post because it crashes when I hit the arrow. I am on an att samsung galaxy s2. Maybe it has something to do with being discontinued?

  26. I had the same problem on my Samsung Galaxy s4 then I got another update late last night and it started working. Go to your apps and check for the update :) it’s working like a charm for me now. Good luck :)

  27. CanonBall5000 on June 29th, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Mines too, I have a HTC phone. Dry need to get it together

  28. Sitanjali Chandra on June 29th, 2013 at 6:04 am

    You have to update your device and then the app. I updated the app and it still wasn’t working and just checked a new update. I can watch and record videos. I hope this helped! :)

  29. I HAVE THAT EXACT SAME PROBLEM!
    I have an android phone and i updated the app but its the same as before the update! But worse. Now when i upload a CLEAR… nice pic… it turns out like ‘glitchy’. AND IM REALLY ANNOYED THAT VIDEO WONT WORK! i have the SAME ig camera as before. and when i go to a ‘video’ i cant play it and its just like a normal pic. It seems that every instagram update has made it WORSE and WORSE. but i Iphone users dont have that problem -_- *sigh* im so close to getting an Iphone.

    And sorry its not an answer… but just saying its happening to me too and i have NO clue if you can fix it or not.

  30. “Recording videos is currently supported on devices with Jellybean (4.1) and above. All Android versions can already play videos on Instagram, and we’re working around the clock to enable capturing videos on many more Android devices” – Instagram’s statement in the Google Play store.

  31. I have software 4.1.3 on my droid and my instagram updated. I have the video button and it records but then it just resets and says “press here to record”. smh. I can watch videos but they should fix this soon.

  32. Diamond Sanchez on June 29th, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Same thing with me!! I can veiw the videos but when it comes to recording my videos ill be done recording the video but when i try to go to the next page to post it they keep tellin me to record my video!!!!!

  33. I have an LG SPECTRUM by Verizon and I recently updated my Instagram, The video in the stream works fine but I cannot post my own video there is no Video icon. But these are first world problems right. …..

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