Our videos are longer, Instagram! Twitter and Vine video limits raised way too high?

Twitter is reported to be upping the time limit on its video sharing feature – what was thus far a 30-second bar for any shared clip is to be raised up to 140 seconds. Interestingly enough, 140 is the character limit for your regular text tweets – could this be a coincidence (or Half Life 3 confirmation)?

But that's not the only service getting longer videos. This year, however, Instagram showed that it's no longer interested in the “short clip” segment and increased the limits for videos shared via the media from 15 seconds up to a full minute. Effectively, this left Vine uncontested in the micro clip niche.

Well, the reports claim that Vine's videos are also about to get their limit increased and it too, like it's owning company Twitter, will offer 140 second clips.

Seeing as Vine became popular for short bursts of humor by its viral video-creating users, it's a bit curious what the future might hold for the service. Maybe Twitter is planning to repurpose its property in some other way?

source: Reuters



1. Babadook

Posts: 230; Member since: May 24, 2016

All I know is videos limited to 15 seconds are too short. A minute is a nice, sweet spot! (And if you like short videos, just record a short video!).

2. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Yay, now we gonna have chicks staring at the screen when we expect a reaction for 140 seconds

3. Swordylove

Posts: 209; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

I never see the real necessity of Twitter and Instagram account other than because many people use it. And for contests. Facebook does everything that they do, better and more. After all these years, I still couldn't find enough reasons to be active on the other two. Can't stand the limits and all.

5. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

because its simplier, easier to catch up with the feeds, and less intrusive.. at least thats what they said... I only use facebook, lol..

4. Theonick

Posts: 17; Member since: Aug 24, 2015

Here's an idea " Do not Watch the video beyond the time that you desire ".

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