There have been numerous talks about Facebook unveiling that Instagram would likely enable users to shoot and share short video clips. Instagram’s video feature is finally here. During Facebook’s press event today in Southern California, “Video on Instagram” has been announced. Now on top taking quick photos and applying pretty filters, users will now be able to upload short video clips of up to 15 seconds.
It might not have been directly stated, but the release of Video on Instagram has been triggered, due to the rising popularity of Vine, a video sharing application owned by Twitter. However, it seems that when it comes to this particular feature, Instagram has the edge as it lets you record up to 15 seconds of footage, as compared to Vine’s 6 seconds limit. On top of that, you can also add thirteen filters which are built specially for videos.
From Instagram blog:
Today, we’re thrilled to introduce Video on Instagram and bring you another way to share your stories. When you go to take a photo on Instagram, you’ll now see a movie camera icon. Tap it to enter video mode, where you can take up to fifteen seconds of video through the Instagram camera.
You’ll also find that we’ve added thirteen filters built specifically for video so you can keep sharing beautiful content on Instagram. When you post a video, you’ll also be able to select your favorite scene from what you’ve recorded as your cover image so your videos are beautiful even when they’re not playing.
The update is now live and is now available for both iOS and Android. To download the update and start sharing videos to your IG friends, click the links below.