How do you update Vine in a post-Instagram Video world? With channels, re-vining, and more!

How do you update Vine in a post-Instagram Video world? With channels, re-vining, and more!

How do you update Vine in a post-Instagram Video world? With channels, re-vining, and more!

Vine, the Twitter-owned social short-form video network has been updated with a slew of new features, including channels to better organize the videos, re-vining to share what you like with those who follow you, new tools including grid, focus, and ghost, and the ability to protect your account to protect your privacy.

Since Facebook-owned Instagram updated with video support last month, including filters and a longer, 15-second format, there's been a lot of curiosity concerning if and how Vine would respond. Obviously Twitter and Vine have had their roadmap in place for a long time already, but just as obviously they'll have to adapt to current market conditions, and that includes a market, now, with direct competition.

Re-vining is great. I've always missed the ability to re-share in Instagram, and bring the "retweet" over from Twitter is smart. I'm still not the biggest fan of their user interface or experience, however, so hopefully that's something they're still working on.

What is nice is that Vine is its own app, so worlds -- photos and video -- do not collide.

Rene Ritchie

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ljpuk says:

I tried vine when it came out but found performance to be bad, both on my wifi and 3G. Kinda killed it for me.

Instagram video seems a nicer solution, although having video in a photo app just seems its there for ads.

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pictor says:

I made the decision today to veto Instagram video. It's not a video app for me, and I don't want videos on my feed. I prefer a dedicated app for that purpose, and I think Vine will be it.