8 Video Sharing Apps with the Shortest Time Lengths

Keep Your Videos Short & Sweet with These Social Apps

Video is hot on the web right now, and the faster you can get your point across in the least amount of time, the better. This is especially true when you're watching a video on a mobile device.

Some of the most popular video sharing apps have time limits of as little as six seconds. That might seem like nothing, but you'd be surprised what kinds of great things you can film, edit and publish with just a few seconds of video footage.

Check out these 8 wildly popular video sharing apps that have been built for the average mobile web user's short attention span and craving for visual content that gets straight to the point.

Instagram used to be everybody's favorite mobile photo sharing app, and it still is -- but now that videos can be filmed through the app and uploaded from your device, you have a whole new way to interact and engage with your followers. Instagram videos must be a minimum of three seconds long and can be a maximum of 15 seconds. For now, there's no way to separate or filter out video content from photos on Instagram. More »

Like Instagram, Snapchat lets you post both photos and videos. Photos and videos self-destruct after just a few seconds once your recipients have viewed them, but videos that you send through Snapchat can only run for up to 10 seconds. You can send your photo or video messages to individual friends, or post them as Snapchat Stories so they can be viewed over and over again publicly by all your friends for up to 24 hours. More »

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Montaj: Up to 6 seconds of video

Montaj is a fun video sharing app that encourages you to shake your device to shuffle through and discover new videos. You can create your own videos using the unique storyboard builder, and publish videos up to six seconds in length. The app even lets you add a soundtrack to your videos with tracks from iTunes. And just like Instagram, Montaj has its own built-in social network, so you can like and comment on other users' videos too.

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Echograph: Up to 5 seconds of video

Echograph offers a bit of a different video experience by allowing you to film a short clip, trim it to a maximum of just five seconds, choose a still frame and then paint the parts of the video you want to move. Much like Vine, the video automatically plays on loop. The result is similar to a GIF, and Echograph works almost identically to Cinemagram – another popular GIF-like video sharing app.

Some video apps are more about the editing features while others focus more heavily on the social networking experience. Bloop It is an app that helps people trim down long YouTube videos into 22 seconds or less, and it's an app that goes big on social. Users get their own feed and tabs to see videos that are newest, trending, featured and NSFW. You can tap any video to be taken to the full version on YouTube where it originally came from. More »

If you already love Vine or Instagram video, you'll probably love Ocho as a video app for all the extra viewing features it offers. You can film up to eight seconds of video and watch all the videos in your newsfeed just like a TV – in fullscreen mode. Ocho is also a highly social app, so in addition to the great editing features and filters you can use, you can also like, re-share and reply with a video to other users' videos. More »

Flipagram is a handy tool that helps transform the photos you post on social media into a short slideshow video. You can create one up to 30 seconds to be posted on Flipagram, or create one for Instagram, which has a limit of up to 15 seconds of video. The app accesses your camera roll and social media accounts so you can easily select photos to use, and then lets you set your slideshow video to music using a track on your device or a free track sample from iTunes. More »

1 Second Everyday is a different kind of video app that doesn't necessarily place a limit on the completed video. Instead, you're limited to choosing one-second clips so they can be stitched together into one big video. The concept is to create a video made up of one-second clips filmed on every day of your life. If you stick to filming just a second a day every single day for the next several years, you'll end up with your own personal movie that could be hours long. More »