Vine Puts 17+ Age Restriction Up

  • Vine's App Store description has been updated
  • New Vine update
  • Adds the ability to report objectionable videos

Vine, Twitter's micro-video posting app, who has been struggling against porn since it launched has now given up and just started banning minors from using the service.

  • Vine's App Store description has been updated
  • New Vine update
  • Adds the ability to report objectionable videos

Vine, Twitter's micro-video posting app, who has been struggling against porn since it launched has now given up and just started banning minors from using the service.

New users and those trying to update Vine will be greeted with a new warning message informing them that the app in question is intended for users 17 years of age and older.

Moreover, Vine's App Store description has been updated to cover all bases, saying Vine may contain frequent or infrequent drug use or references, sexual content, profanity, violence, mature and suggestive themes, and gambling.

It didn't take long for the porn problem to start as users posted 6-second clips or homemade videos, which Twitter at first tried to shrug off using terms of service that placed responsibility solely on users. The porn problem didn't go away, and Twitter started to intervene by censoring pornographic search terms from the service.

Twitter is still trying even though it may be futile, as today's Vine update also adds the ability to report objectionable videos using a "…" icon in the corner of each video post.

In reality, the age restriction may not do much but the cautionary warning is at least enough to keep Vine from getting pulled from the App Store. 

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