Instagram vs. Vine: which is your favorite?

Instagram vs. Vine
Posted by on June 26, 2013

For the past week, the social media world has been buzzing about Instagram’s new video share feature. Users can now shoot, edit and post 15 second videos to share with their followers. So, what does this mean for Vine?

Instagram vs. Vine

With their new video capabilities, Instagram is now Vine’s direct competitor.

Twitter’s 6-second video app, Vine, is Instagram’s direct competitor in the realm of short, shareable videos. While it is still too early to tell, many are predicting Instagram video will beat out Vine as the best video app. If you’re still deciding which is your favorite, here are some notable differences between the two:

  • Video Length. Instagram videos can last up to 15 seconds long, while Vine records 6 second clips. While both lengths are brief and easy to share, this is definitely a big difference length-wise for users.
  • Editing Capabilities. Once a clip has been recorded on Vine, there is no do-over. Instagram allows users to edit their videos and rerecord segments they don’t want to make the final cut.
  • Looping. One of the most charming features of Vine is the looping feature. Videos loop continuously once they have first been played. In contrast, Instagram videos do not loop and instead turn into a still frame once completed.
  • Filter Effects. Instagram has included 13 filters users may apply to their videos. Vine has not launched any filter capabilities, yet.

Whether you’re an avid Instagramer or an original Vine lover, online video sharing is paving its way across social media. Stay tuned to see how these two apps compete for the most users and uploaded videos!

Which video app is your favorite? Sound off in the comments below.


  1. I like IG better! I believe with the fact that we, #TeamDROID, got Vine late (an entire 6 months post launch), the thrill was gone and we embraced Instagram. I think that will be the main reason why IG will dominate this space.

  2. I like to root for an underdog, so I prefer Vine. Also, the videos on Instagram are taking so long to load, that I skip past them to the static images.

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