Vine to Shutdown Social Network, But Not Camera App
Twitter-owned Vine says its application and looping videos will live on even though the social network itself is shutting down. In January, the company plans to transition the Vine app as it is today to a simpler Vine Camera. The camera will serve as a tool for recording and making the six-second looping videos for which Vine is famous. People will be able to save those loops and share them with other social networks. The company says it will help people transition their Vine followers to Twitter, which will support the looping videos. All users' videos will remain on the vine.co web site. Twitter originally announced plans to shut down Vine in October.
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.
Vine Adds Music to Video Loops
Aug 28, 2015
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.
Instagram Intros Live Video and Disappearing Photos
Nov 21, 2016
Instagram today announced two new features for its mobile app that expand how people can share photos and videos. First, the social network is marking the debut of live video within Instagram Stories.
Instagram's Boomerang App Creates 1-Second Video Loops
Oct 22, 2015
Instagram today released Boomerang for Android and iOS, an application that stitches together a burst of photos to create moving images. The app automates most of the creation process; users need only press the shutter button.