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Vine already seeing declines after Instagram video release

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Vine already seeing declines after Instagram video release
After Instagram announced it was adding video to its app last week, there was the general comparison to Vine, and many found that Instagram's offering was better. Now, we're seeing that general feeling bear out in the download stats for Vine, which has already been seeing declines since Instagram video was released.

On Android, if you look at the installs for the last 30 days chart that Google provides, Vine has been on a steady decline since its initial release anyway, so Instagram's arrival didn't change all that much. But, on iOS, Vine has seen noticeable slippage. On the U.S. iPhone download chart of free apps, Vine slipped from #2 to #7 between Thursday and Sunday. In Mexico, Vine fell from #3 to #10 in that same span. And, in the United Kingdom, which has been a European stronghold for the app, Vine fell out of the top 10 completely, going from #5 to #12.

Around the world, Vine had been on the top 10 iPhone download charts in 34 countries last Thursday, but by Sunday that number had fallen all the way to 11 countries. 

Vine still has passionate supporters, but the fact that Instagram video suddenly went live to 130 million users gives the app a big step up on Twitter's Vine. That probably explains why Twitter started sending out promo e-mails so soon after the announcement. 

source: BGR

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posted on 24 Jun 2013, 16:32 7

1. natesvlogs (Posts: 40; Member since: 15 May 2012)

Who would want an inferior app that only does video when they can have photos and videos on a better app

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 17:34 3

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

Harsh but true....... instsgram also let's you do 15 seconds vs vines..... 6 seconds I believe?? :(

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 17:02 3

2. amats69 (Posts: 1515; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

Vine is a good app but Instagram is better than Vine esp now that Instagram offers video sharing....so im sure vine expected this

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 17:13 6

3. TechDork (Posts: 313; Member since: 10 May 2010)

I wonder why. With Vine, your only given 7sec max of video with not additions to edit it. Each letter is a character taken away, so that drops how many hashtags you can have. Need I go on? I think it's clear that Instagram knew what they were doing & I feel bad for Vine.

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 17:42

5. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

Vine wasnt going to last either or...

posted on 24 Jun 2013, 17:44 1

6. aco96 (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

They both suck.. I had Insagram on my tablet, but I uninstalled it. Bad UI, very bad photo editing, only stupid filters. I just don't understand why is this app so popular, there are many better apps imo.

posted on 25 Jun 2013, 01:07 2

7. Max_Boost (Posts: 101; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)

Let's all have a moment of silence: RIP Vine 2013-2013.

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