Instagram now has video (15 seconds compared to Vine's six). Parents need not develop a new approach to Instagram's new video feature, though, and ConnectSafely's guide to Instagram still holds up.
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Facebook’s little photo-sharing app just became a video-sharing app too. Whether they’re using Apple or Android phones, Instagram’s 130 million users can now simply pick whether that image they want to capture is better static or in motion, then click on either the little camera or videocam icon. If they go with video, they can capture up to 15 seconds (no looping over and over as in other video-sharing apps like Vine). The filters that have always added to the fun in this app are there for video too (13 of them for it), and they can pick the frame they want to use to represent that little video on their profile or wherever they share it. If their shooting isn’t very steady, there’s a pretty amazing feature called Cinema (for now just for iPhone 4s and 5) that stabilizes the video for them.