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BREAKING NEWS: Instagram Video Feature

The rumors were true! Facebook announced today that they are introducing a video feature to Instagram, which is available today for both iOS and Android users. Instagram now has Vine beat with the option to record up to 15 seconds of video but that isn’t the only thing that has us excited.

Users can also delete and re-film clips, unlike Vine where you have to exit out of the video altogether and start back at square one.  In addition, users have the option to spice up their memories in motion with 13 custom video filters.

But the innovators at Facebook didn’t stop there. After listening to what consumers had to say about other video sharing apps they concluded that Instagram videos would not be put on an annoying loop. And what about those unattractive thumbnails? Not happening! Before you post your video you can choose your own thumbnail from a variety of still images in order to ensure that you get the look you desire.

But wait, there’s more! We saved the best feature for last. The social media giant teamed up with video scientists to create a Cinema feature that lets you stabilize your video after taking it, which is truly amazing.

We are curious to see what happens next. Are Vine users going to abandon their profiles for Instagram? Are we going to have to watch VIDEOS of people’s food now? We’re not sure, but we are excited about the advances in technology and the positive impact it is sure to make on our lives 🙂

Want to see this feature in action? Check out this video.