Instagram might add video on June 20th and Vine could be the reason

Facebook is holding an event on June 20th where it could announce that its $1 billion acquisition Instagram is getting support for video, according to TechCrunch sources. If true, the move comes as a reaction to Vine, the video sharing service that Twitter launched nearly half a year ago. Vine allows users to capture and share 6-second video clips. It grew extremely fast attracting 13 million iPhone users since launch.

Instagram on the other hand is popular for its vintage filters applied to square photographs and has over 100 million customers that actively use it as a social network of sorts. The lack of support of video however might erode its customer base.

To support the possibility of Instagram launching a Vine alternative, come three week-old findings that such a service is undergoing internal testing.

Twitter on the other hand is not showing Instagram photos in tweets since late last year. The rivalry is obvious and Instagram launching a video service at this time could help users stay on a single network instead of splitting between many. We’ll see if this rumor is indeed true in just a couple of days, on June 20th.

source: Tech Crunch



1. joeymk

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

Maybe support for Windows Phone, you never know

2. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Twitter didn't launch Vine, they purchased it.

3. billiam267

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

they should fix the problems in the photo editor on my gs4 first


Posts: 210; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Facebook is arrogant for not rolling out a native Facebook app and also Instagram to Windows Phone! Come on Zuck! WP is really growing and very promising, it's already the 3rd major OS in the market! Why not reconsider releasing FB and Instagram to WP?! :/

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