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January 26, 2013

Twitter adds Vine to your timeline

We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes we feel that the pictures we share on social media just aren’t enough to tell the whole story. That’s why Twitter added Vine to their sharing prowess.

Vine

Vine lets users record a short video (6 seconds tops) and share it on Twitter. It will be displayed as a looping video on your page with the sound muted by default (to avoid repetitive and eventually annoying sounds). Here’s a sample video that Farrar, Strauss and Giroux (@fsgbooks) shared on Twitter.

At the time of writing, Vine is only available on iTunes App Store and can only be installed on an iPhone or iPod Touch (not all models are supported). Should you wish to try this new feature on your iDevice, you can download the app here.

There were no talks about releasing an Android version of the app, but there’s a big possibility that the team is already in the process of porting the app to non-iOS devices.

Appdate: Vine now available for Android

4 Responses to “Twitter adds Vine to your timeline”

  1. Anti_Kimchi
    Twitter: S
    says:

    Can’t wait to show clips of dummies riding in the back of dump trucks. Safety? What is safety?

  2. Iyan Sommerset
    Twitter: iyansommerset
    says:

    Six seconds? I have animated GIFs that run longer than that.

  3. mak says:

    FYI:
    1. Vine also works on iPad.
    2. Vine shows vid clips. I thought it was like gifs. No. It has sound and gives you 6 secs to film.
    ktnxbye

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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