Twitter Vine App Launched

Twitter’s video app Vine has now launched and this app allows you to share video snippets with your followers.

 

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It is only available for Apple devices at the moment and can be downloaded from the App store for free. The app has been produced after an acquisition by Twitter in October 2012, when they bought a small startup company called Vine. The app encourages you to sign up using your Twitter account, although this isn’t necessary and you can create a Vine account without using your Twitter sign in.

 

The company was creating the app but hadn’t launched it before Twitter stepped in to buy them and the short video clip sharing service has been likened to the Tweet restrictions of 140 characters as you can only share 6 second video clips which loop within tweets.

 

The co-founder of Vine described the aim of the new app “Posts on Vine are about abbreviation — the shortened form of something larger. They’re little windows into the people, settings, ideas and objects that make up your life”.

 

“We also believe constraint inspires creativity, whether it’s through a 140-character Tweet or a six-second video” Hoffman continued “Although we’ve joined Twitter, you don’t need a Twitter account to use Vine (but signing up is a little quicker if you do!). We are thrilled to be part of Twitter, and look forward to the opportunities we can pursue together in the future”

 

News of the launch was leaked last week and the official launch happened on Thursday with a little shaky start with Facebook blocking the “Find Friends” function for searching for Facebook friends who are using the app.

 

So far the app has received some good reviews from users and we can expect some funny videos to be shared and tweeted and with only 6 seconds to get the message across we can expect some unique creations.

 

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