APP SNAP: Vine, The video equivalent of TwitterWith Vine, six seconds is all you have. The free video sharing app available for Android and iPhone makes sharing video loops super easy.
By: Jasmine Maki, Grand Forks Herald
3 out of 5 stars
With Vine, six seconds is all you have.
The free video sharing app available for Android and iPhone makes sharing video loops super easy.
To create your own loop, tap and hold the screen to record up to six seconds of video. As you record, a meter begins to fill, indicating how much time you have left. Release, and it will stop.
And that’s it.
The snippets will automatically mash together to create your six-second video loop — no editing necessary.
From there, add a description with clickable hashtags and tag your friends. You also have the option to share your loop on Twitter and Facebook.
After sharing, check out other posts. The menu makes this app easy to navigate, find new users and follow your friends. You can browse Vine editor’s picks, popular loops or what’s trending.
In short, it’s the video equivalent of Twitter.
With just six-second videos, you can see what your friends are up to without spending hours creeping on their Facebook pages.
My only complaint with this app is the audio, which most users disregard when shooting their loops. Whether it’s music in the background or people screaming in a bar, more often than not the spliced audio is annoying.
Simple fix: Turn the volume off while scrolling through the feed.
Maki covers Arts & Entertainment and Life & Style for the Herald and can be reached at (701) 780-1122, (800)477-6572, ext. 1122; or firstname.lastname@example.org.