Twitter’s Video App Vine Goes Live

  • Six seconds of filming time
  • Video-sharing app
  • Save a video without posting it

Twitter’s new video-sharing app Vine is now live, according to a video embedded into a tweet from CEO and founder Dick Costolo.

  • Six seconds of filming time
  • Video-sharing app
  • Save a video without posting it

Twitter’s new video-sharing app Vine is now live, according to a video embedded into a tweet from CEO and founder Dick Costolo.

Initially only available on iOS, Vine allows you to put together quick and easy videos intended for sharing on Twitter. You get only six seconds of filming time to play with on the new video app. Also, rather than messing around with editing software and the like, users simply hold their finger down on the screen to record and lift it off to stop. You can do this as many times in one video as you like.

You can save a video without posting it to Twitter, Vine or Facebook, but any videos posted on Twitter are viewable in the drop-down Twitter box rather than taking you off to an external site.

Vine is very similar to Instagram and seems like the video app version, the difference being that Twitter plays nice with Vine and has banished Instagram photos to the Instagram site rather than embedding them in tweets as before.

Vine is now available from the Apple App Store. The free app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touches running iOS 5.0 or later.

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