Yesterday, Instagram’s CEO Kevin Systrom made this announcement at a press conference held at Facebook’s headquarters.
This new Instagram feature has been dubbed “Video on Instagram” and it lets users create a short 15 second video that can be enhanced with 13 filters that have specifically been created for video.
The new Video option on Instagram is now being rolled out to all iOS and Android users today which could have an impact on Twitters Vine video option which recently surpassed Instagram on Twitter for most shared content. In a bid to keep ahead of Instagram and its announcement, Vine announced last week a range of new features.
Instagram’s CEO stated that Instagram currently has 130 million monthly users with over 1 billion likes being registered every day!
A few people l have spoken to say its just ok. I guess time will tell in terms of converting people from single shots to video.
What do you think of the new Instagram video add-on?
WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said his messaging app is now bigger than Twitter, which officially claims 200 million monthly active users. WhatsApp has eight billion inbound and 12 billion outbound messages per day, Koum said.
Facebook video ads are soon to cover our screens. Apparently we will start seeing them hit the site in just a few month time.
AdAge’s sources say that Facebook is expecting the first ads to hit sometime in June or July.
It will be interesting to see the reaction of Facebook users to another push media placed onto their screens.
What do you think Facebook users will react?
Starting this Wednesday, any tweet that is sent out with a URL will be reduced to 118 characters, or 117 for https links.
The reduction is due to a change in Twitter’s t.co link wrapper. It extends the maximum length of t.co wrapped links from 20 to 22 characters for non-https URLs and from 21 to 23 characters for https URLs.
in layman’s terms the condensed links now take up a bit more space, and a s a result it leaves you with a little less space to add commentary with them. In short, the update represents a two-character drop per tweet. How will we survive..
All applications that use Twitters t.co wrapped lengths will be required to accommodate the new lengths starting on Wednesday.
Do you think that this change in length reduction will effect you and your tweets? Let us know in the comments, below.