Today Instagram has formally announced video functionality on it’s service.
The update is to try to counter the popularity from Twitter’s Vine application which has been doing really well surprisingly. Video is easy to put together, pretty much Vine style with a little bit more Instagram-flair thrown in. A major difference is with Instagram is you have a cover photo (or thumbnail).
Here’s the results of using the application:
There are a few little language bugs as it still says, “photo” instead of “video” but it does have some neat little tricks compared with Vine. Vine launched with an “exclusive feature” which took a while to discover, while Instagram’s features are immediately obvious with a set of new filters dedicated to video.
The app itself is very fluid to use and does not hold you back with annoying modal dialog boxes like Vine does. Instagram instead chooses to process the video after you’ve chosen to upload it (at least for me).
It also comes with a video stabilization feature which should be good for hipsters with shaky hands,
They also made another video about the feature in general,
The update is available from the Play Store now (version 4)
Source: [Instagram Blog](http://blog.instagram.com/post/53448889009/video-on-instagram) via [UltraLinx](http://theultralinx.com/2013/06/introducing-video-instagram.html) and [here](http://theultralinx.com/2013/06/instagram-video-amazing-image-stabilization-feature.html)