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Instagram adds video to photo service

Those selfies and food shots may start to look a bit stationary, Instagram has announced they are adding a video feature to its popular iPhone and Android apps.
Instagram is demonstrated on an iPhone Monday, April 9, 2012, in New York. Facebook is spending $1 billion to buy the photo-sharing company Instagram in the social network's largest acquisition ever. Instagram lets people apply filters to photos they...
Instagram is demonstrated on an iPhone Monday, April 9, 2012, in New York. Facebook is spending $1 billion to buy the photo-sharing company Instagram in the...

Those selfies and food shots may start to look a bit stationary, Instagram has announced they are adding a video feature to its popular iPhone and Android apps.

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The new feature allows users to capture video clips between three to 15-seconds long, apply a new set of filters, then share content through Instagram or other social media platform.

The video stream is in direct competition with Twitter's Vine, which allows six-second long videos.  Similar to Vine, the Instagram videos don't have to be consecutive. Users can press down on the video icon to capture a frame, release the button to pause the video, adjust the shot, then start capturing again.