As we reported earlier today, Twitter’s video sharing service Vine has just gone live.
Twitter announced the launch of the mobile service on its blog and the Vine blog. Vine allows users to capture and share short looping videos.
Twitter had acquired the video sharing service back in October 2012:
Here’s how Twitter’s Vice President of Product describes the service:
Like Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (6 seconds or less) inspires creativity. Now that you can easily capture motion and sound, we look forward to seeing what you create.
Co-founder of Vine had this to say about the service on the Vine blog:
Posts on Vine are about abbreviation — the shortened form of something larger. They’re little windows into the people, settings, ideas and objects that make up your life. They’re quirky, and we think that’s part of what makes them so special.
Vine is currently available on the iPhone and iPod touch and you can download the app using this iTunes link (note it is still not showing up in the search results, so the best option is to use the direct download link). You don’t need a Twitter account to start using the service.
Here’s couple of examples of a video clip taken using Vine’s iPhone app and posted on Twitter:
mixing gnarly basslines today vine.co/v/b55LOA1dgJU
— The Glitch Mob (@theglitchmob) January 23, 2013
— David Grayson Kenyon (@dGrayk) January 24, 2013
It will be interesting to see how people start using the service.
Via: Twitter Blog