LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Move over Vine, Instagram is now offering video on its popular photo-sharing mobile application.

Facebook announced the new update around 10:15 a.m. Thursday.

Instagram users can now record 15-second clips by tapping a video icon on the app and applying 13 filters to add contrast, make them black and white or different hues.

(credit: Instagram)

(credit: Instagram)

“Over the past two and a half years, Instagram has become a community where you can capture and share the world’s moments simply and beautifully. Some moments, however, need more than a static image to come to life. Until now these stories have been missing from Instagram,” Instagram Co-founder Kevin Systrom said in a statement.

Instagram currently has a community of 130 million users, up from 20 million when Facebook bought the company more than a year ago.

Vine was launched in January and currently has 13 million users.

Within minutes of the announcement, #instagramvideo was trending nationwide on Twitter.

Tony Hawk and Kobe Bryant were among some of the first celebrities to use the new update.

The update is now available in the App store for Apple and Android users.

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