On June 20th, Instragram, the popular photo sharing application owned by Facebook, came out with a HUGE announcement: the app is now offering video services. These videos services will be similar to the Twitter-owned mobile video application Vine, and there are only a couple differences between the two. Instragram’s videos can be up to 15 sec’s long instead of 6 seconds long, like Vine, and there will be 13 different filters instead of no filters on the Vine app. The filters include making the videos black & white or just changing the effects of a photo. They also have a feature called Cinema Mode, which will stabilize your video so it is less shaky. Another awesome feature is that you can choose a cover photo that will display in the Instragram feed.
This now brings up the question: What is Vine’s next step? Are they going to come up with the same new services that Instragram has or are they going to try and create something bigger and better? I guess only time will tell. Until then… we will see you next time!