Twitter launches Vine, a "new way to share video" on the iPhone
Twitter wants to take control of the media in your Twitter feed. The company has cracked down on media that is shown in-line through the official Twitter apps, and it put together its own photo-sharing service to push out options like TwitPic or YFrog. Now, it wants to be the go-to for sharing videos in your Twitter feed as well with its new app Vine, touted as a "new way to share video" on the iPhone.
The app comes from Vine, the development team that Twitter purchased back in October, and will allow users to create short looping videos (very short, maximum of 6 seconds) that will display in-line in your Twitter feed. The videos will also be able to be shared to Facebook. We're hoping that most Vines aren't as annoying and headache-inducing as the one embedded below.
As with anything Twitter, you can hashtag posts, and explore various hashtags, trending topics, and editor's picks. And, there will be options to find and follow your friends and those nearby.
The app is available for free in the iTunes App Store. No word on an Android version.