Similar to iOS app Vine, Instagram released a video feature allowing its users to create videos of 15 seconds or less. This new feature makes Instagram a direct competitor of Vine. However, Instagram now offers a few additional features that, in my opinion, make it better than Vine. Instagram allows users to apply special video features, filters, and quickly edit their videos. Users can also focus and adjust their exposure, a feature that Vine doesn't offer. The app also features "Cinema," a tool specially designed to stabilize videos. According to the makers, the 15 second time limit was an "artistic" choice. The video feature has been described as fast, simple, and beautiful.
"This is the same Instagram we know and love, but it moves," said Systrom, who runs Facebook's Instagram team.
Which one is better?
When comparing the two apps side by side there really are quite a few differences between Vine and Instagram. But do these differences mean one is better than the other? Is 6 seconds enough time to share what you want to share in a video, or would users rather opt for 15 seconds? Do users want the option to use filters on their videos or are they favoring raw footage? Rumor has it that this new feature on Instagram is really going to hurt Vine, but at the end of the day it is up to users like you and me. What do you think about the new Instagram and how it compares to Vine? Share your thoughts with us!
For a deeper insight into the new Instagram, check out this video!