Instagram 4.0 features Video on Instagram

In a press event Thursday, Facebook announced a new way of sharing visual stories called Video on Instagram – which has been rumored as a response to Twitter’s Vine, to rival its growing popularity as the social network go-to for short video loops – released today via Instagram 4.0, differentiating its service by going beyond the 6-second limit, with a new movie camera icon that allows you to record 15-second videos that play once, and as expected, 13 unique filters to choose from, and a stabilization feature called Cinema.

Filter is applied after you snap the video and you can choose a particular scene as the cover image, to keep your Instagram feed looking visually interesting. It’s now available for iOS and Android, but sadly, there’s still no news of a version for Microsoft’s Windows Phone.

With this update, visual storytelling is no longer limited to still images, but will this new video-snaps make Instagram’ing more fun?

Carl C. Lozano (aka Daddy C or CCLozano) is an Operations Management and Customer Service Professional, currently the General Manager of HSNI and Founder of IGersManila Philippines, one of the pioneering communities in Instagram, open to Filipino Instagram'ers (IGers) and phoneographers around the world, with its longest running photo challenge - the #IGersManila #9pmhabit - becoming the daily visual storytelling habit that continues to yield positive interaction online and offline. Keep the good vibes rolling! #KTGVR

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