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Facebook set to unveil video sharing on Instagram tomorrow

Everyone's favourite iOS photo-sharing app, Instagram, will soon feature Vine-like video posts, with a reveal set for Facebook's latest press event on Thursday

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Facebook is rumoured to announce video sharing on Instagram at its press event on Thursday, according to AllThingsD.

The move, which would see the company take direct aim at Twitter’s Vine, will give Instagram’s 100 million users the ability to record short video clips (current speculation puts the duration at five to ten seconds) and share them much in the same way as they would with still images on the social network.

Video sharing isn’t new to the iPhone, plenty of apps have already tried to recreate the success of Instagram with moving images, including Twitter’s Vine, which just announced 13 million users. That number, though, would be dwarfed by the 100 million people who use Instagram on their iOS and Android devices.

Other speculation points at the possibility of Facebook launching a News Reader to replace the Google Reader, which is soon to be shut down by its Mountain View owners.