Vine Expands to the Web
Vine today expanded the availability of its content from mobile devices to the web. It relaunched Vine.co in order to make it simpler and more enjoyable to discover new content. Just as in the mobile app, the web site includes an Explore page, with tabs such as Places, Animals, Trending Tags, and Popular Now. Vine says it has some new sections with curated content, as well. According to Vine, the main Explore function works even when users aren't signed into their account and it is where users can see editor's picks, featured Viners, and playlists. Vine.co is free to access and use, as is the Vine mobile app for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices. Vine is owned by Twitter and lets people capture and share short video clips.
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.