Instagram\u2019s June 20th iOS and Android app update added video sharing. The move was a smack upside the head to Twitter\u2019s popular Vine social-video app, which is also available for both iOS and Android.\n\tThe blogosphere was immediately abuzz with news that Vine was being dropped for Instagram video. About 2.5 million Vine links were shared the day before the Instagram update (June 19), according to Topsy, a Web analytics company. The next day, only about 1.5 million Vine links were shared, and the decline has reportedly continued.\u00a0\n\tI\u2019m not too worried about Vine, though. It\u2019s a great way to see what others are doing through the app\u2019s six-second video clips. There\u2019s a lot of #selfie silliness on Vine, but there's also some genuine creativity.\n\tEven so, Instagram is now my go-to video recording\/social-sharing app. Here are five reasons why.\n\t\n\t\tInstagram lets you record videos up to 15 seconds in length compared to Vine\u2019s six-second ceiling. While Vine\u2019s limitation has sparked creativity, as I mentioned, I appreciate the extra recording time.\n\t\n\t\tYou can share Instagram videos on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, foursquare and in email. Vine videos can only be shared on Facebook and Twitter.\n\t\n\t\tInstagram lets you pick a specific point in your video to serve as its thumbnail image. Vine doesn\u2019t currently offer this feature.\n\t\n\t\tAs you\u2019d expect, Instagram has filters\u201413 total\u2014you can apply to your videos. Vine has none.\n\t\n\t\tInstagram lets you share photos and videos; Vine is video-only. This difference is significant for people who\u2019d rather use a handful of apps with ranging functionality than have lots of dedicated apps.\n\n\tUltimately, Instagram is for recording and sharing videos with friends and followers. Vine does that, too, of course. But right now Instagram provides a more robust media-sharing experience.