how instagram may have killed off vine in a day

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even though i made a vine account, i never actually made a vine video. the whole six second thing constantly had me over thinking concepts for videos, which in turn resulted in videos never being made. ever. i barely opened the app.

then yesterday, i received an update for instagram. instagram just added video to my already favorite pastime app + just like that.. vine died in my world. i deleted the app for good.

but why would you delete the ‘great’ vine?

+ i didn’t like being constrained to six seconds. i felt with such limited time, my vines needed to be like awesome. now, instagram granted me up to fifteen seconds of recording time. the videos don’t have to be that long — but i no longer feel pressure of capturing great videos in just a mere six seconds.

+ you can add filters to your videos in instagram. with vine, you can’t. 2013 is clearly the year of filters, vine should have known that.

+ you can now tap within the frame to focus your depth of field whereas tapping within the frame of vine just means you’re filming.

+ there’s no auto loop which i found highly annoying over on vine. now if you want to view a video, just press the pause/play button in the top right hand corner.

+ you can now decide if you want your videos to auto play or not. if you still want the vine feel, then keep auto play on. if you’re not about that auto play life, you can go into your settings + turn it off. kinda amazing.

+ you can choose your cover picture for the video. i think aside from the filters, this is my second favorite feature. nothing makes me sadder than recording a great video and having a wack thumbnail. not anymore.

+ instagram video now allows for you to edit clips. simply click the delete button marked with an ‘X’ to remove the last frame.. or two that you don’t want. vine, why wasn’t this included again?

now that instagram has launched video, how many of you will continuing using vine? do you think vine still has a purpose now?

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