Vine Releases Kid-Friendly Version of Its App
Vine today revealed a new version of its video-sharing service aimed at kids. The app, called Vine Kids, is separate from the main Vine app, but pulls curated, kid-friendly content from the main service. Kids can swipe left or right to see the next Vine video and tap the screen to get sound. The app uses animated characters to help kids use the app. Vine lets people record short videos that are played back in a loop, but Vine Kids only permits playback. Vine Kids is free to download from the iTunes App Store. Vine, which is owned by Twitter, didn't say if or when Vine Kids would be available for Android devices.
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 '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.
Google Overhauls YouTube Kids App for Mobile Devices
Google today pushed out a significant update to its YouTube Kids mobile application, giving both kids and their parents new features to enjoy. For example, kids can create their own profiles each with a customized appearance.