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Twitter launches Vine video-share service

January 25, 2013

By Colin Mann

Twitter has launched Vine, a mobile service that allows users to capture and share short looping videos. According to Twitter, as is the case with Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (six seconds or less) inspires creativity. “Now that you can easily capture motion and sound, we look forward to seeing what you create,” the company said in a blog.

Vine is currently available on the iPhone and iPod touch. It can be downloaded for free from the App Store. Twitter is currently working on bringing it to other platforms, advising potential users to “stay tuned”.

The service’s introduction follows the acquisition of Vine by Twitter. Vine blogged that: “Our companies share similar values and goals; like Twitter, we want to make it easier for people to come together to share and discover what’s happening in the world. We also believe constraint inspires creativity, whether it’s through a 140-character Tweet or a six-second video.”

Vine advised that a Twitter account is not needed to use Vine, but suggested that signing up is a little quicker if the user has such an account. “We are thrilled to be part of Twitter, and look forward to the opportunities we can pursue together in the future,” it said.

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