November 7, 2011
One of the most popular photo-taking apps available today, Instagram, could soon experience a significant transformation. Video sharing will likely become an available option soon, according to Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom who spoke at TechCrunch Disrupt in Beijing according to Business Insider. First released in October 2010, Instagram is arguably the most well-liked photo app offered today in the App Store. Created by Burbn, Inc., the free app makes it easy to take, edit, and share photos with other Instagram users or through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare, among other services. Currently, more than 11 million use the photo-sharing app, according to its iTunes page. While other video sharing apps are available (think Path, Socialcam and GLMPS), neither brings to the table as many users as does Instagram. Because of this, its entry here would be huge. Still, we concur with the opinion of Business Insider’s Ellis Hamburger who wrote:
We sure hope big doesn't mean bloat, because simplicity is one of Instagram's greatest assets.While Systrom didn’t say when his company’s new video service would arrive for customers, we expect it to launch within the next few months.