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Facebook-owned social networking service Instagram is currently testing out a method that would allow users to tag their friends in video posts on the photo-sharing platform, not just still images, as recently reported by TechCrunch.

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According to the report, tagging friends in Insta videos would work quite similarly to how one currently tags friends in regular photos. You’d tap a small icon to access a “People in this Video” list that will enable video tagging of users.

But instead of the usual tag options that show a list of friends to choose from, the vid list will only include “the Instagram users who have either appeared in the video, or who the original poster wants to alert in some way,” per TC.

It’s set to be an app-only feature, so it won’t be available on the standard web version of Instagram. And if someone’s tagged in a video, it looks like it won’t also be copied over to that tagged user’s profile page, like photos do now.

“We’re always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and bring you closer to the people and things you love,” a spokesman said in a statement. Are you ready to tag friends in videos? Sound off in the comments.

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