According to a rumor coming from TechCrunch, Facebook’s June 20th will be about Instagram, its photo sharing application that Facebook bought earlier this year. According to a source speaking with TechCrunch, the event will include an announcement that Instagram will be gaining video sharing capabilities (hence my “InstaVine” image above). This, as TechCrunch points out, could be the result of Vine links shared to Twitter overtaking the amount of Instagram images shared to Twitter. However, that could be the effect of Instagram photos no longer being shown inline on Twitter as well:
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.
This event is going down in only a few days, and we will know for sure what is happening then. I’m personally still wondering when an iPad specific version of the app will be coming out, but that may just be me. This also wouldn’t be the only Twitter service/feature that Facebook would be “copying,” either, as it just announced and launched hashtags for the timeline last week. Sure, Twitter doesn’t own the hashtag, and Instagram uses them too, but everyone generally associates it with Twitter.
What do you think? Interested in this feature? Would you use it over Vine? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.