When Twitter began, all activities like discussions on forums, latest news, people sharing their views on varying topics, sharing links to famous videos, pictures and articles involved text only. Until recently, Twitter had not taken any step to change the content type like other social networks, but now there have been made a few changes. Twitter has now incorporated features such as Cards that show links with post summaries in line with the tweets, they allowed photo editing in their updated iOS and Android apps before one shares them online. Today, Twitter took a major step in this direction by launching Vine – a service that allows users to share videos online. It’s a combination of apps like Instagram, Cinemagram, YouTube and Twitter.
Share Short Looped Video Clips with Vine by Twitter
The question is, what is it that Vine offers and the numerous other video-sharing apps lack? Vine doesn’t let you share a video of a length longer than 6 seconds and it keeps looping the video similar to an animated GIF when viewed from the app. This limitation isn’t actually a limiting factor rather a creativity evoking one as per Michael Sippey, the VP of Product.
Even though Vine is a Twitter owned service, still it does not require you to join Twitter before you can use it (It recommends it, though), you may continue to use it without a Twitter account. After signing in, you can browse through your friend’s videos, view more videos from the network and look for other clips by #hashtags.
It is very easy to record a video clip. Locate the camera icon along the navigation bar on the top right side, tap the icon. When the viewfinder shows, tap and keep holding till you want it to record the scene. The app allows you to record for as long a length as the screen is being held on. Through this cutting the videos to a combination of scenes becomes very convenient moreover, same method can be used to create pseudo-stop motion videos. Once the video has been completed, you can share the it on Vine’s own site, Twitter and Facebook.
The idea of sharing such short videos isn’t getting along with Twitter users as of now but it will end up being popular just as the idea of sharing 140 character-long text updates with strangers on Twitter did.
But that is just a personal opinion, it is recommended that you use this feature and decide for yourself. It might entirely transform the way you share content on Twitter.
The app is available online as “Vine – make a scene” for iPhone and iPod touch. Twitter has announced to work on expanding it to other platforms as well.