Snapchat: How to record 60-second videos on Android and iOS

Just tap and hold the circular key, and keep holding

Aatif Sulleyman
Tuesday 24 October 2017 13:00 BST
A man uses Snapchat on an iPhone
A man uses Snapchat on an iPhone (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Snapchat now lets you record 60-second-long Snap videos.

The picture- and video-sharing app has just added Multi-Snap recording functionality to the Android app, several months after the feature came to iPhone users.

Previously, the maximum length of a Snap was 10 seconds.

To record a longer Snapchat video, all you need to do is tap and hold the circular Record button, and keep holding it for up to 60 seconds.

Though your recording will play continuously when you send it to your friends or add it to your Story, Snapchat splits it into into several 10-second segments, which appear in small windows right above the Record key.

You can edit all of these individually, and even delete some.

If you edit some sections differently to others or get rid of some, however, the resulting clip could look very strange.

Multi-Snap was first introduced in July, but until now it has only been available to iOS users.

It’s a useful bit of functionality, which lets you capture a lot more action.

Multi-Snap could also bring more people back to Snapchat from Instagram Stories, which let you record a maximum of 15 seconds of footage.

Stories launched on Instagram last year and has been a huge hit. At the last count, it had 250 million daily users. Snapchat, meanwhile, has 170 million overall users, despite having created the Stories feature in the first place.

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