Vine for the Web brings short looping videos to your browser

Brittany A. Roston - Jan 3, 2014
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.

Those who want to enjoy Vine from their desktop can do so by heading over to and logging into their account. From there, the setup is visually similar to the feed presented on the desktop apps — one can view their video feed by scrolling down, where the videos will automatically start to play when you come to them. You can also view your own Vine videos and similar things you’d expect.

There’s the ability to share videos, like, and comment from the Web in addition to viewing the Home Feed. Other Vine users’ profiles can be pulled up and viewed, and your own profile can be shared from a browser with other Vine users and friends. Less one be disinclined to use the Web version over the arguably easier mobile app versions, Vine also tossed an exclusive feature into the mix.

From Web mode exclusively, there’s the addition of TV Mode, which the service is hailing as a new way to watch Vine videos. From the TV Mode, which is activated by clicking the related button in the upper right corner of the browser, videos can be viewed in sequence and in full-screen mode, hence the “TV” term. Vine promises the Web experience will get boosts throughout the year, as well.


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