Instagram to Get Video Support on June 20th?

Posted June 17, 2013 at 3:15pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5538 views

Facebook may unveil plans to add video support to Instagram on June 20th, reports TechCrunch.

As we reported yesterday, Facebook has invited members of the press to a mysterious event on the 20th. Notably, the invite was sent by snail mail rather than email.

Earlier, we wrote it could launch a news-reading app, but we have since heard more details that point to something else entirely. On June 20, a source says Facebook will unveil that Instagram, its popular photo-sharing app, will begin to let people also take and share short videos. Call it the Vine effect. We are still looking for more information because we understand that Facebook has not wanted the details of June 20 to leak out — so this could be an intentional blind alley. But if the Instagram video report is true, you could say the event invite itself — sent by snail mail, coffee cup stain charmingly in one corner — is a red herring of its own.

Facebook is said to be testing the feature which will put Instagram in direct competition with the popular Vine app. Instagram's feature feature will allow a user to upload somewhere between 5 to 10 seconds of video from their mobile device, says Matthew Keys.

You can download Instagram from the App Store for free.

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rexology - June 17, 2013 at 7:31pm
The latest version seems slow as it is. I wonder how their server will handle the high capacity of data from this new feature.
hungnv85 - June 17, 2013 at 5:12pm
That's a great news
dNEwayz - June 17, 2013 at 3:29pm
But the invitation says "a new product". Adding video to a picture sharing app is just a new feature. And anyway, video would ruin Instagram!
m[o_0]m - June 18, 2013 at 8:15am
I agree 100%. What to expect.... Take a picture of your food then take video of you eating your food. Stupid.
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