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Facebook Adds Video to Instagram Challenging Twitter

Facebook Inc., operator of the largest social network, is adding video to its Instagram photo-sharing service for smartphones, stepping up competition with microblogging site Twitter Inc.

The new feature lets users capture, upload and share clips as long as 15 seconds, Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s co-founder, said at an event today at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California. The service includes filters, a popular feature brought over from the photo service, he said.