24 June 2013
Social Network
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If you are a Facebook lover then you must have heard about its Instagram app. This tremendous photo sharing app is highly used by all users of Facebook. Recently it witnessed another advancement. Yes, sharing of videos is also possible through Instagram. Clips lasting between three to fifteen seconds can be uploaded through this app. Sounds interesting?? Isn’t it??

This latest news was announced by the social network giant recently. By adding distinctive filters, users of this app can easily customized Instagram photographs. Also, this app can compete with Twitter’s Vine which performs the same task. Instagram app enables iPhone and Android users to record and join the clips together so as to form a “collage”. Further, it can be customised using 13 built-in filters. Combining these filters, you can transform photos to black and white as well as add a blur effect to them. Additionally, iPhone users have been pampered with a “cinema” facility which imparts stability to the clips by counteracting meanwhile camera shake.

Going to the time duration of the video, fifteen-second is enough to show your creativity as well as download something without waiting for too long. In fact, this service is longer than Vine’s six-second clip service. As a user of Instagram videos, you can choose thumbnail images. Competing with Instagram, Vine app of Twitter is expected to announce new features very soon.

Last year, Instagram was acquired by Facebook for more than $700m. And, the service is currently used by almost 130 million people a month as well as 16 billion photos have been shared on it.

Addition of video facility to Instagram is a remarkable step. Now, the only competitor for Facebook in the field of video sharing is Youtube.

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