Differences between the IGTV app and the function built into Instagram

Instagram TV, also known as IGTV, is a streaming video platform that tries to compete with YouTube. Facebook has decided to launch an exclusive application for this service, unlinking it from the main Instagram application.

However, even though IGTV has its own client, all of its features are still present in Instagram's main client. Therefore, it is difficult to list the differences between the two applications. From the main client, you can upload videos to IGTV, view content posted by other users, and indicate that you like it. Additionally, Instagram provides access to other popular social networking formats, such as stories, Reels, and photographs. There are no advantages associated with the use of IGTV, beyond focusing on video content and discarding the rest of the posts.

It is difficult to predict what will happen with the implementation of IGTV shortly. In fact, Facebook plans to unify all of its services, including the company's social networks and all of its instant messaging applications. Therefore, it is difficult to think that the bifurcation between Instagram and IGTV could last long.

So far, IGTV is a standalone application that does not provide much to the user. However, it is ideal for accessing a wide range of multimedia content, specially designed to be watched from mobile devices. In any case, if you thought you could find exclusive features in this application to get more out of the platform, unfortunately, this is not the case. Rather, we advise you to use the main client to test as soon as possible the new functions that arrive.