Vine is the latest in a series of free apps that are created to encourage creativity through concise means. Through Vine, one can create short 6-second long ‘continuous-loop’ videos, and share them instantly on various social media platforms. Continuous-loop videos entail videos that are played over and over again and won’t stop unless clicked upon. These videos will be embedded in your shared posts. As this app is relatively new, at the moment they can only be linked to Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. In this post, we take a look at how to use the Vine app to share great video content on various social networking platform.
Vine was initially created as an Independent app. However, considering their mutual belief in encouraging brief content, Twitter acquired the app and later released it for public usage. Although Vine is now a part of Twitter, you don’t have to be a member of the latter to enjoy the benefits of the app. Twitter members, on the other hand, may simply use their Twitter account details to sign-in to Vine app, in a convenient fashion.
How to Use Vine App
1. Sign-in to Vine app either via their Twitter account, or through their personal email address.
2. Soon after creating your account on Vine, the app will take you to a landing page that comprises of posts from the general public. At the moment, your posts on Vine will be open for public viewership. The company has promised to continue working on its security options, and update it at the earliest.
3. By linking your Vine account to your Twitter account, the app will access your contact list on the latter, and accordingly suggest fellow Vine users for you to follow.
4. After creating your short video, you have the option to share them on the app itself, and also on their various social network accounts. However, if you’re unwilling to share them just yet, simply uncheck the ‘Share on Vine’ option, to only save it in your phones Camera Roll instead.
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Vine application is fairly new and still has work under progress. With the apps rising popularity, Vine is currently working to introduce a badge of authenticity, similar to the one on Twitter. This badge will enable fellow users to ascertain the legitimacy of an account, and their posts.
Initially, Vine provided the ability to link your account to your Facebook account, thus enabling you to find fellow Vine app users automatically. However, recently Facebook decided to call off the feature, forcing Vine users to now run a manual search in order to connect with others.
The move comes as a form of retaliation on Facebook’s part, as a result of their ongoing feud with Twitter. Earlier, Facebook had angered the latter by outbidding them in their desire to purchase Instagram. As a result, Twitter banned their users from posting Instagram photos on their site. This latest move on Facebook’s part may yet again trigger a spate of vengeful activities. However, one hopes that they bury the hatchet at the earliest, ‘lest their members face further complications.
Vine app is fast gaining popularity amongst the masses, for being one of the very first short-video apps around. Unfortunately, it’s only available to iOS users for now, with a promise to expand their market to be available to others, soon.
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