Vine Stories December 6, 2018

Byte from Vine creators opens creator program, clearly targeting YouTube creators

Vine may have shut down in 2016, but the popularity of the platform still lives on through many a YouTube Vine compilation. The new Vine 2.0 known as Byte is set to launch in spring 2019 and now the platform is opening up for future creators who can register today.

Vine Stories January 17, 2017

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As Twitter officially winds down its six-second video sharing service Vine today, the app on iOS and Android has transformed into the Vine Camera app as expected. As we noted earlier today, Vine the social network is officially closing its doors as today marks the last day that users are able to download their content from the service.

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PSA: Now is your last chance to download your Vine videos, or turn them into GIFs

The Vine video service officially closes today, so if you have any Vine videos online that aren’t safely stored in your camera roll, you only have a few hours to save them.

The Vine app allows you to download your stored videos (Profile page → Save Videos), which you can do either directly to your phone or get a download link which also preserves the Like and Re-vine data. Alternatively, Giphy has a free service that automatically converts each of your Vine videos into animated GIFs …

Vine Stories January 4, 2017

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Back in October, Twitter announced that it was shutting down the popular 6-second video sharing service Vine. After outcry from users, however, Twitter slightly revised those plans, saying that the Vine app would be replaced with a new Vine Camera app, but that the community as is would still be shuttered.

Now, Vine has confirmed a date for the shutdown, saying on a FAQ page that the Vine app will transform into the Vine Camera app on January 17th.

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Vine Stories October 27, 2016

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It goes without saying that Twitter has been struggling lately, but it looks like there might be a bit of an explanation now for the news shared earlier today — alongside its earnings report for the quarter — that the company is laying off about 9 percent of its workforce. Twitter announced on Medium today that the Vine mobile applications for Android and iOS are being shut down soon…

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Vine Stories April 13, 2016

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Popular short-form video sharing service Vine has today announced a new feature that avid users of the service could appreciate. In a blog post, the Twitter-owned service announced that there is now a “Watch” button on all Vine channels that allows viewers to seamlessly watch all of the content from a single channel with one tap.

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Vine Stories August 28, 2015

Twitter introduces Music on Vine: Better audio controls and music discovery on Vine app

Last night, Vine announced that it’s bringing greater music controls to its popular video-looping app on Android. While users have always had the ability to include audio of any kind in their Vines, this new update makes it far more precise. The biggest update is a feature called ‘Snap to Beat’ which enables users to more easily create a seamless loop, or perfect loop where you can’t tell the beginning of the audio from the end.

To get Snap to Beat working for you, choose a song by tapping on the music note in the ‘Details’ screen. Snap to Beat automatically identifies how much of the song to use to make a seamless loop, then trims the video to fit that music clip. If you don’t want it happening auto-magically, you can switch off Snap to Beat and edit the audio manually yourself. This gives the user complete control over how much sound to include in the Vine, and which part of the video it should play over.

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As a part of Vine’s new-found focus on music, there’s also a new audio discovery tool within the app. First up is a new ‘Featured Tracks’ section which you can explore when you create a new Vine and tap on the music note to add a song. What’s more, you can use Vine to detect what you’re listening to while watching other Vines. If a musical note icon appears beneath a Vine, tap on it, and it’ll show you the name of the track, and the name of the artist performing.

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The Music on Vine updates will be rolling out to Android from today and will be available to download from the Play Store for free.

Vine Stories November 25, 2014

Vine’s new favorites option literally keeps you in the loop

If getting lost in Vine videos is one of your favorite pastimes and you follow a lengthy list of content producers, then you’ll definitely appreciate the platform’s latest update for its mobile apps. Starting today, you’ll be able to favorite a Vine user’s profile simply by tapping a Twitter-esque star.

Vine Stories September 26, 2014

Vine for Android updated with several new video editing tools

Vine for Android received an update today that introduces a handful of new editing features to the quick video sharing software. You can now import existing videos from your phone, as well as preview clips of any length and pare them down to six seconds or less. There’s also an undo last recording option, along with a flashlight mode that can be used to capture video in dark settings.

Vine Stories August 29, 2014

Probably ill-advised timing but why not?

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Vine Stories July 1, 2014

Vine for Android adds new Loop Counts feature, redesigned home feed

Vine today announced that it is rolling out an update to its iOS and Android apps that add adds several new features. Biggest of all, the update introduces Loop Counts. This is a feature that will show how many times a Vine has been played. The number will update in real time, both on the web and within the mobile apps.

Vine Stories April 3, 2014

Vine adds private video messaging, profile theming in latest update

Vine has just released its ‘biggest update yet’ to the Play Store, bringing one-on-one video messaging to the service for the first time. Analogous with Twitter DM’s, Vine’s VM’s work in the same way — hosting private conversations outside of the main stream. As you might expect, conversations can include short video clips as well as text messages.

Vine Stories December 20, 2013

T-Mobile CEO has a Christmas message to the other carriers

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We’re pushing aside the Google, Android news for a little and having a little fun with T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere. The Uncarrier CEO has never been one to mince words and that’s only served to kick the industry in the rear and jump T-Mobile right back into the competitive fray.

Vine Stories October 29, 2013

Twitter for Android updated with in-line photos and Vine videos, quick-actions in the timeline

 

Twitter for Android was updated today with support for in-line photos in the main timeline view rather than using photo links. Vine videos now show up in the timeline as well, although it seems other video services will still require you to tap a link first.

The update also adds buttons to quickly reply, retweet, or favorite a tweet without having to swipe or tap it first. The new version of Twitter for Android is available for free in the Google Play Store now.

Vine Stories July 31, 2013

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According to data from App Annie’s latest download and revenue report, Google Play for the first time surpassed the App Store in app downloads during the second quarter of 2013. While Google was able to move past Apple with about 10 percent more downloads during the three month period, the report notes the App Store brought in nearly 2.3x the amount of revenue.

App Annie says that Google Play’s growth was driven by emerging markets including Brazil, India, and Russia, and while the App Store still leads by revenue, Google Play closed the gap slightly compared to last quarter and years past.

Google Play saw Brazil climb two spots to join India and Russia as another emerging market in the top 5 countries by downloads for Q2 2013…The United States, Japan and United Kingdom remained the leaders in the iOS App Store when looking at revenue generation, and Australia climbed to #4 after a strong Q2. iOS App Store revenue was driven primarily by the United States and Japan, which combined to account for about half of the total iOS App Store revenue in Q2.

App Annie’s report also includes its Games Index tracking mobile games on iOS and Android, which now account for around 40 percent of all downloads on both platforms. During Q2, Gameloft’s Despicable Me: Minion Rush grabbed the top spot for most downloaded iOS game, while publisher Tiny Piece took the honor on Google Play.

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Vine Stories July 11, 2013

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Vine for Android has just been updated with several new features, which are very similar to what iOS users received last week. The feature that differentiates the Android update from the iOS update, however, is a new capture widget that you can add to your home screen. From there, simply tap it to go right into the recording interface.

In addition to the capture widget, the update also adds the ability to share or “revine” another user’s post, as well as new tools for recording, including a grid, focus enhancements, and more. Finally, Vine for Android also adds channel support, which means that users can now browse specific topics of interest from the Explore screen, such as Sports, Family, Dogs, Cats, and more.

This update to Vine is our biggest yet!

  • CHANNELS
  • Browse or submit your posts to 15 new channels
  • REVINING
  • Share your favorite posts with all your followers on Vine in one tap
  • FAST CAPTURE WIDGET
  • Instantly jump to the Vine camera right from your home screen
  • NEW CAPTURE TOOLS
  • Shoot with style using the new focus, grid, and ghost tools

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Vine Stories June 27, 2013

Vine for Android adds support for front-facing camera, new upload manager, & speed improvements

Twitter’s Vine has pushed out an update for its Android app today that brings the video app to parity with its iOS counterpart. The update adds front-facing camera support as well as a new upload manager for all compatible devices.

In addition to these two new features, Vine for Android has also gotten some all-around speed improvements and support for more Android devices, although Twitter wouldn’t explicitly specify which ones.

The full Vine 1.2.0 for Android changelog is as follows:

  • Front-facing camera.
  • New upload manager for unsubmitted posts.
  • Improvements to settings.
  • Improvements to camera loading time and support for more devices.
  • Speed improvements overall.
  • Bug fixes and UI improvements.

You can download the new version now directly from Google Play.

Vine Stories June 3, 2013

Twitter announced today on its blog (via The Verge) that its video capturing and sharing app Vine is launching today for Android.

Vine was acquired by Twitter before it debuted publicly and was only available on iOS prior to today’s announcement. Twitter also announced today that it has topped 13 million users of its video app, something we imagine will jump astronomically now that it is available on a plethora of new smartphones.

Much like when Vine launched on iPhone, it doesn’t support front-facing cameras just yet but we expect Twitter will add more features based on the rate at which it has updated the iOS variant. However, as Erica Ogg reports, Vine for Android does one-up its iPhone companion with its ability to zoom.

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