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 says people will still see 6-second looping videos, but some will be tagged with a "watch more" button. Video creators can make and attach longer videos to their Vines, in effect using the 6-second loop as a trailer for their longer video. The longer videos won't be limited to square shapes. Vine says the videos can be shot full screen in landscape or portrait orientations. Vine is calling all of these changes an experiment. Only some of Vine's most popular creators will be able to capture and post longer videos to start, though everyone will be able to view them. Vine hopes to expand the new video capturing feature to more creators over time. Moreover, Vine is prepared to share revenue with its popular video creators. Some of these changes will be reflected on Twitter, too. Twitter users will be able to attach videos up to 140 seconds to their Tweets (up from 30 seconds), and Twitter is adding a new Watch Mode to its mobile app that will collect and curate videos for users to watch. The changes to Vine and Twitter are rolling out over the next few days.
Instagram Permitting Landscape and Portrait Photos
Aug 27, 2015
Instagram marked a major change today by adding support for portrait and landscape photos to its Android and iOS apps. Since its launch, Instagram has required all photos to be square.
Apple Showcases iPhone 7 with New Home Button
Sep 7, 2016
Apple today announced the iPhone 7, the latest version of its flagship product. The device is machines from aluminum and features a refreshed design.
Instagram Adds More Options for Sharing Multiple Photos
Aug 29, 2017
Instagram today said people can now share portrait or landscape photos when assembling posts with multiple shots. Before today, all the photos shared in a single post were restricted to the square format.
YouTube Broadens Creators' Ability to Connect and Earn
Jun 22, 2018
YouTube is expanding the features offered to its top creators in an effort to help them put their fan base to use. First, it is adding Channel Memberships.
All Twitter Users Gain Access to 280-Character Tweets
Nov 7, 2017
Twitter today made it possible for all users of the platform to compose and publish tweets as long as 280 characters. Since its 2006 launch, Twitter has limited posts to 140 characters, though over the years it has made it possible to add content such as links, photos, and hashtags without chewing up the character count.