Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski joins Instagram in style

Patriots' Rob Gronkowski poses for a selfie with sportscaster Charissa Thompson during media day for the 2015 Super Bowl in Phoenix. (David J. Phillip/AP)

As far as we knew, Instagram only allowed users to upload 15-second videos.

Leave it to Gronk to do things differently.

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski joined the social media service on Tuesday afternoon with a 60-second “greatest hits of the off-season” post that has him doing everything from using a kiddie slide and enjoying a spa day to getting a fresh cut and partying in a club.

💡 HERE WE GO BABY! #instagronk #firstgram #nofilter #obviously #gronkspike #you #laugh #me #happy #love #fun #patriots #blessed #hashtag

A video posted by Rob Gronkowski (@gronk) on

It turns out the 26-year-old four-time Pro Bowler joined Instagram on the same day the company expanded its video-sharing properties to a full minute.

As of time of publishing this article Gronkowski already amassed 322,000 followers on Instagram; judging by his 1.31-million Twitter followers, it's only a matter of time before that number grows.