Twitter Set to Launch Vine – A Video Sharing App for Twitter

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There were stories about Twitter coming up with its own video sharing app. It already possesses its own photos sharing and editing app specifically for Twitter.

In addition, Twitter had acquired Vine in October a small video-sharing start-up. Vine is fun tool for recording and sharing short clips of not longer than six seconds.

On 23rd January 2013, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo sent out a tweet  with a short embedded video from Vine is  that Twitter

It is now evident that Twitter is planning to integrate Vine to allow users to embed short clips in their tweets in the same way that Twitter now lets users create and share Instagram-style photos in tweets.

Twitter’s new service to share video on Twitter is a standalone iOS app. So, you won’t find it on Twitter, at least not as a fully integrated feature. To use this service, you’ll need to download it from Apple’s App store.

The app is designed in a similar way to Instagram, with the ability to follow other Vine users’ clips, explore stuff from people you don’t know, etc.

One remarkable difference with Vine is the way you use it — after hitting a “record” button on the app, you hold your thumb on the screen to start filming. Take it off, and the camera stops. You can use the app to create one straight take, or take lots of little shots, and make digital montages or flip-books.