Instagram, the haven for photo-sharers with a penchant for filters, may go head-to-head with video-sharing Vine soon. An unidentified source told TechCrunch that Facebook will use its upcoming June 20th event to announce this new video feature. There’s no corroborating evidence, just the word of a source and a sensible argument that says such a move is almost inevitable for Instagram,
Instagram may be the king of photo-sharing, but it likely sees the rising popularity of video sharing services like Vine from Twitter and wants a piece of the action. With an infrastructure already in place for photos, it wouldn’t be too difficult to modify the system to accomodate video. Other rumors point to the unveiling of a news reader service for Facebook.