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Vine messages takes on Instagram Direct

Vine messages takes on Instagram Direct

Vine has added Vine messages to its video sharing app, allowing users to send private video clips to their friends in a similar way to Instagram Direct. The new feature allows for video and text message sharing with both Vine and non-Vine users, while the app update also includes color options for individual Vine profiles.

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Vine cracks down on content

Vine cracks down on content

Vine content runs the gamut from interesting snippets of everyday life -- a sort of extension on the memories created with a snapshot -- to elaborate animations or carefully planned short video-form stories. Amongst all the offerings lies an underbelly of raunchy content, however, something Vine is cracking down on.

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Vine celebrates first year with #VineBirthday campaign, favorite videos

Vine celebrates first year with #VineBirthday campaign, favorite videos

It seems only yesterday Vine took off in a Twitter-fueled spat of popularity, rising through the ranks to become the stomping grounds for all those who want more than GIFs but less than full-blown videos. Alas, a year has passed, and today is the looping-video service's birthday. To celebrate, users are encouraged to share their favorite Vines with the #VineBirthday hashtag, as well as checking out the company's all-time favorites.

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Vine for the Web brings short looping videos to your browser

Vine for the Web brings short looping videos to your browser

Creating and watching short looping Vine videos has been possible for a while now from the Android and iOS apps, but those who prefer to browse from the comfort of their desktop browser have been left out of the mix. Such ends today, with Vine announcing the launch of Vine on the Web, where one can log in and perform most of the activities that are made available through the mobile apps.

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Vine vanity URL signups begin December 20

Vine vanity URL signups begin December 20

The number of people out there that use the Vine 6-second video service is booming. Last August the number of people using Vine reached over 40 million. Vine has also been steadily updating the service to make it more usable and appealing to users. One of those updates was the addition of video editing.

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Vine adds video editing and mid-session saves for 6-second Spielbergs

Vine adds video editing and mid-session saves for 6-second Spielbergs

Vine has updated its video sharing app to support multiple sessions and the ability to edit clips, broadening its appeal from an impromptu gimmick. The new features, billed as Sessions and Time Travel, allow users to save up to ten work-in-progress Vines for later use, and to edit shots by shuffling or replacing the constituent clips, respectively.

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Vine users skyrocket, now exceed 40 million

Vine users skyrocket, now exceed 40 million

Vine has grown quickly since Twitter snapped it up, with any user of the microblogging site likely coming across one of the six-second videos on a regular basis. That rate of growth has been perhaps more rapid than realized, with Vine announcing today that it has reached - and exceeded - 40 million users, a drastic jump over just a couple of months.

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Vine for iOS updates with channels, new camera tools, and “revining”

Vine for iOS updates with channels, new camera tools, and “revining”

In what is most likely a response to Instagram's recently-announced video features, Vine has added some hefty new features to its iOS app, including channels, new camera tools, as well as a "revining" feature that lets you share Vines on your own profile, similar to how retweets work.

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Vine hits Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire selfies

Vine hits Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire selfies

Vine was recently released on Android after being available on iOS for what seemed like ages, but now pretty much every Android and iOS device can join in on the fun of making quick 6-second looping videos, except for the Kindle Fire. However, that changes today, thanks to the inauguration of Vine into the Amazon Appstore.

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Facebook’s Instagram Vine rival rumor gains traction

Facebook’s Instagram Vine rival rumor gains traction

Facebook's rumored Vine rival, allowing users to share brief video clips, looks even more likely to make its debut at the social network's event in just a few hours time, with new leaks weighing in. The new service has been the handiwork of "months" of development, sources tell the WSJ, echoing suggestions of the same made on Monday.

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Instagram Video tipped to challenge Vine at Facebook June 20 event

Instagram Video tipped to challenge Vine at Facebook June 20 event

Instagram will add video support to take on Twitter's Vine, sources claim, with the new feature tipped to be revealed at Facebook's mysterious June 20 event. The Thursday launch, which until now has been believed to be a Google Reader alternative RSS system, will actually see Facebook take the wraps off Instagram video, TechCrunch's insider says.

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Vine for Android sees initial launch hiccup

Vine for Android sees initial launch hiccup

This morning the Twitter-friendly 6-second-clip app known as Vine was launched for Android, but not without its own tiny share of summoning sickness. When pushed, this app first saw the inability to be installed on a variety of smartphones and tablets, this causing a miniature outcry on Twitter from those without iOS devices who'd been waiting for weeks to see this app come to Android.

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