Vine Offers a Branch to Windows Phone
Vine today launched its first application for Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. Vine, which is owned by Twitter, lets users record six seconds of video that can then be shared through various social networks online. Vine first launched in December 2012 for the iPhone and earlier this year for Android. Today marks the first time it is officially available for devices running Windows Phone 8. Unique to Windows Phone, Vine users can pin their favorite Vine accounts to the WP8 home screen. Vine is free to download from the Windows Phone Store.
Vine Making Major Changes, Expands Video Length
Vine today announced a significant shakeup to its core product that it hopes will entice more people to use the video-looping app. Vine is now allowing people to capture and attach video up to 140 seconds, a huge increase from the 6-second limit that's been a core part of the service since it launched.
Vine Adds Music to Video Loops
Vine has updated its Android and iOS apps with a new feature allowing users to easily attach music to their videos. A function called Snap to Beat makes it easy to create what Vine refers to as perfect loops, or soundtracks that loop seamlessly with no breaks.
Vine Adds 'Watch' Button to Encourage Viewing
Vine today provided an update to its Android and iOS apps, making it easier to view videos. The app has added a Watch button that, when pressed, will play all the videos in a given channel without stopping.
Instagram to Reveal How Many Times Videos Are Watched
Instagram today said users will soon see how many views their video posts receive. Instagram says it is adding this data because view counts are "the most widely expected form of feedback on video." The view count will appear where previously the app showed the number of likes.