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Twitter to launch Vine social video app

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January 24, 2013, 4:29 IST

Kul Bhushan

Twitter users will be soon able to share video clips on the network and other sites via new video app called Vine.
Twitter to launch Vine social video app

Taking a clue from the success of social photo apps, Twitter is readying a video app for personal movies, called Vine. An iOS version of the app is expected to be announced soon, perhaps later this week. Android users, however, may have to wait longer for the app, reports suggest.

AllThingsD says Vine will be an easy to use app, allowing mobile users to create a maximum six second video and share it with friends online and on social networks. The site says the app will enable users to put together multiple short clips in a single video by hitting the record button and stopping when it is released. '

“You can use the app to create one straight take, or take lots of little shots, and make digital montages or flip-books (take a look at Costolo’s clip, below, which looks like it’s composed of eight or nine very quick takes),” says the site quoting the sources who have seen the app.

Twitter had bought the start-up, which had initially planned to launch Vine as a standalone app on iOS. The micro-blogging site, however, does not intend to launch the device as Twitter's video service, but just as Twitter-owned video service.

Vine does not have support to publish video clips to Twitter, but the social network's CEO Dick Costolo showed off a six-second video tweet via Vine. Check it out below:
 


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