If choosing between what filter to use on Instagram weren’t a hard enough decision to make on its own, now you have another option thrown into the mix: Instagram photo or Instagram video? Take it even a step further and you have the to decide whether you want to use Vine or Instagram Video to capture the moment.
Length of Video
A major difference between the two apps is the time allotted to make your video. In Vine, users can create 6-second videos while Instagram Video users can make 15 second videos. Vine keeps things short and sweet while Instagram Video provides twice as much time for video fun.
In Instagram Video, users are given the option of deleting the most recent frame from their videos. Users can also apply filters to their videos, giving them that “Instagram feel.” Currently Vine does not offer editing features or filters.
One of the cool features of Vine is its GIF-like looping feature. Videos in the feed play in a continuous loop, while Instagram’s videos only play one time. Watching a longer video on repeat wouldn’t make sense, which is why Instagram does not include this feature and Vine does. Six-second videos are the perfect length to re-watch multiple times.
Sharing on Social
The social relationship between the apps and social media platforms are as follows: Twitter + Vine and Instagram + Facebook. Vine videos appear directly in your Twitter stream whereas Instagram video show up on your Facebook news feed. Once Instagram video launched, there was a 70 percent drop in Vine links on Twitter since June 15.