Vine already sending out promo e-mails to combat Instagram video

Vine already sending out promo e-mails to combat Instagram video
Yesterday, Instagram announced an update to its popular photo sharing app that adds micro-video to the service. It expands on Vine's 6-second time limit (which itself was an expansion of the 5secondfilms idea started in 2008), and Instagram also added a couple of other interesting features to the micro-video idea. It seems that Twitter might have gotten a bit worried, because just a couple hours after that announcement, promo e-mails for Vine started making the rounds.

A number of Twitter users have reported that soon after the announcement, they received an e-mail from Twitter which laid out all of the reasons why they should be using Vine, and what a great product it is. The e-mail came with the subject: "Vine: A new app for creating short, looping video" and a link to download the app. 

It's not surprising that Twitter would be a bit worried about the arrival of Instagram video. Vine has seen solid growth, but it has the limiting factor that it is a separate app from Twitter, so it's growth has had to happen on a slower pace. And, Vine only recently made the leap to Android, at which point it announced 13 million users. On the other hand, Instagram already has 130 million users, and every one of them just got the upgrade add video to their experience. 

source: The Next Web



1. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

sorry Vine..but i love Instagram even more now. :)

6. natesvlogs

Posts: 40; Member since: May 15, 2012

yeah the video feature is awesome

2. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

See ya Vine.

3. ithinkimjoe

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

What Vine forgets to tell you is how horrible their Android app is. Basically unusable.

5. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Yeah it's true. If Instagram Video comes out full featured and with no bugs it's game over. Vine's app in iOS is great, but it's debut on Android has many missing features and bugs/crashes out on many different phones. I don't doubt that Vine is good, but their falling start could cost them dearly.

7. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Instagram video on Android is pretty good. The only thing it's missing (which is a fairly big thing) is the Cinema image stabilization.

4. HASHTAG unregistered

I'll stick with Vine.

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