Rumor has it that photo-sharing and social networking service Instagram is said to be getting video support this week — June 20th. That’s according to TechCrunch, who has cited an unnamed source familiar with the matter.
Earlier reports (namely Matthew Keys’ report on The Desk) suggested that video support on Facebook-owned Instagram was being tested internally at the company. Said videos are rumored to be between five and ten seconds in duration. No information regarding whether Instragram’s slew of filters would also be available during video capture.
The move comes as Twitter-developed Vine is increasingly gaining popularity since it’s launch in January of this year. The service allows users to create video clips up to six seconds in length and upload them to Vine’s social network, Facebook, or Twitter.
Facebook is slated to hold a press conference on the 20th of June, and is expected to launch a “new product.” That’s according to an invite sent out by the company in the last week. It is entirely possible that “videos-for-Instagram” will be that new product. Until it is confirmed, however, this information should be taken with a grain of salt.
We will have more information on this as it becomes available.