Vine for Windows Phone Earns Significant Update
Vine today released a major update to its application for Windows Phones that brings the app more in line with the versions for Android and iOS. The app now has more ways to import video, including from the camera roll. Users can edit their Vines by moving various clips around, as well as save draft Vines for later editing. The Windows Phone app supports private Vine Messages, which are short video snippets users can send to one another. The app now displays loop counts, showing how many times each video has been viewed, and lets users customize their profile with new background colors. Last, the Vine activity feed has been redesigned with notifications about views, likes, comments, and friend activity on Vine. Vine, which is owned an operated by Twitter, is free to download from the Windows Phone Store.
Apple Overhauls Clips App to Take Advantage of iPhone X TrueDepth Camera
Nov 9, 2017
Apple today released an updated version of its Clips video application with new and fun tools to improve both the experience of using the app and the end results. The most exciting addition is Selfie Scenes, which takes advantage of the TrueDepth camera on the iPhone X to place the user inside a 360-degree, animated scene when recording selfies.
Vine Making Major Changes, Expands Video Length
Jun 21, 2016
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.
BlackBerry Makes BBM Privacy Features Free
Apr 4, 2016
BBM users now have more control over their messages thanks to an update BlackBerry made available to Android, BlackBerry, and iOS devices. All three platforms now have unlimited use of the Retract and Timer features.
Instagram to Reveal How Many Times Videos Are Watched
Feb 11, 2016
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.
Apple's New Clips App Offers a Fun Way to Create Videos
Mar 21, 2017
Apple today announced Clips, an app for the iPhone and iPad that lets people piece together photos, videos, and music for sharing on social networks. One of the core features is called Live Titles, which lets people create animated captions by using their voice, rather than typing.