Improves Vine support
Twitter has updated its official iOS app to v5.6, making some significant tweaks. Above all is the the ability to see trending topics according to location, whether nearby or in other cities around the world. Retweeting has also received some attention, as replies to retweets will now include the identities for both people involved.
Vine confirms Android version of video app in the works
Popular video app Vine will be headed to Android in the future. Co-founder of the Twitter-owned app Dom Hofmann confirmed to The Verge it will be ported, following its successful launch on iOS devices. The app, which allows users to create six-second video clips for sharing on social networks, is also reportedly going to include the ability to tag friends to a clip, in order to foster more sharing between users.
Twitter copes with concerns about porn posts
Twitter-owned Vine Labs has released another new version of it Vine, its iOS video-sharing app. Version 1.0.5 has been reclassified from 12+ to 17+ only; the change appears to be a response to controversy over pornographic posts. At one point a porn post was featured as an "Editor's Pick" on Vine, which may have led to Apple removing it from a promoted spot in the App Store.
Vine addresses log-in security issues with update
Following some initial launch issues, Vine has updated its iOS app that allows users to share short videos through Twitter. Most importantly, the update resolves a security sign-in error that was signing some people into other users' accounts, and letting them post under that handle. The update also adds support for changing a profile picture from the Camera Roll, and improves support for international keyboards. Finally, a character limit for usernames and the bio field has been added and several crashes have been resolved.
Twitter, Facebook square off over video app
Facebook is now blocking a friend-finding feature in Twitter's new Vine video-sharing app, says The Telegraph. Trying to use the option generates an error message. When it was working, the feature would trawl through a person's Facebook friends to find people to invite to Vine.
Twitter working to fix problems
Twitter's new Vine video sharing service has been hit with a number of glitches on launch day, reports AllThingsD. The most critical is a security issue which is accidentally logging some people into other users' accounts, letting them post under those identities and see any private profile information. It's unknown how many people may be experiencing the bug, but it should be possible to log back into the right account after relaunching the iPhone app.
Looping videos display inline with tweets
Twitter has launched a first-party version of Vine, an app for the iPhone and iPod touch that it bought the rights to in 2012. The app is similar to ones like glmps, letting users shoot small, looping videos that can be shared with others via a native social network. Vine posts can also be shared on Twitter and Facebook feeds, and any content linked in tweets can be opened inline on the web.
Vine may allow Twitter users to share short video clips
Twitter may soon allow its subscribers to link to and share short video clips, if the latest reports of it buying a yet-to-be launched video clip sharing service prove true. While the details of the deal aren't known, Vine promises to let its user base share short video clips, often just seconds in duration, with others. This certainly fits in with Twitter's short character limit as well.