Vine Adds Direct Message Feature to Android, iOS Apps
Vine today announced a significant update to its service for both Android and iOS devices. Users of Vine can now record and send messages directly to other users privately. According to Vine, messages can be sent to one or several people both in your network and out. Users can choose to receive messages only from those they follow, or from anyone. The Vine inbox separates in-network and out-of-network messages to make them easier to tell apart. The app now also lets users customize their profile with different colors. Vine for Android and iOS is free to download from the Play Store and iTunes App Store, respectively.
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.
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 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.
Twitter Makes Privately Sharing Tweets Easier
Twitter is adding a new button to its Android and iOS apps today that makes it simple to send tweets directly to other users. The tool is meant to help take public content private, so it can be shared and discussed with individuals in direct messages.