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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Instagram Video: How does it work

Instagram the popular photo sharing app that was acquired by Facebook has now added video. These are 15 second long videos that you can capture and share on popular social networks. Instagram Video works a lot like Vine, The video capture and sharing app from Twitter. Vine allows you to take 6 second videos that play in a loop. Instagram video lets you take videos and play it in a 15 second sequence. Video on Instagram is proving to be a big hit with users. Here are some stats you might be interested in. Vine has 13 million users while Instagram has 130 million. Vine is owned by Twitter which has about half a billion users - Instagram is owned by Facebook which has over 1 billion users. The stakes are with Instagram video being launched in direct competition with Vine. There are many names being used to refer to the new service InstaVideo, InstaVids and a whole lot more.

Instagram VideoHow does Instagram Video work.
Unlike in Vine the video will last for 15 seconds - to get started after you have download the app onto your iPhone, iPad or Android phone or tablet. You will need to press the camera icon to switch from camera to video. Press the same button to start and stop your recording. Once your done - they will all be compiled into a short 15 second video. You can then choose your filter to make it look better. You can also use Cinema to add stability to your video. Once doen you can share your video on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Foursquare just to name a few.

You can also use a caption for your video and # Hashtags are also allowed. The app is available both for iOS and Android - which you can download for free and begin using. You need the latest version of Instagram for the new video feature - 4.0.1

Instagram for Android
Instagram for iOS

Please check video below for visuals
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqCGzN9_CAc

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