Video comes to Instagram

In a move that is not in the least bit surprising, it has been announced that Instagram will start offering video as well as pictures.

The move by Facebook (owners of Instagram) appears to be a direct challenge to Twitter’s successful launch of its video platform, Vine. Whereas Vine allows you to record 6 second videos Instagram will go over double that and allow anything between 3 and 15 seconds. Moreover it will offer users the ability to use the existing filters that already exist with Instagram.

The update will be available to both iOS and Android users and with the support of Facebook linking into users timelines I see another success story coming in the journey of Instagram.

Personally I won’t be using either service as I find the whole concept a little too public but to each their own.

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