The battle for video-clip software rages on, just days after Facebook added video support for Instagram users, the original Twitter video-sharing service, Vine, released brand-new features to remind users who started the craze.
There are new camera tools and a terrific new “channels” feature, that will allow posts grouped together by themes to be easily accessed and found by users. You can also now set your videos to “protected” which is basically a private-mode, and you can “revine” videos, making it much more native to Twitter.
Vine co-founder Colin Kroll wrote on the company’s official blog, “This is our biggest, most exciting update yet — and we’ve got even more coming soon.” Instagram’s new video service is sure to be a major challenge to the Vine development team, though the competition only means that more services are likely to be rolled out to users.
The official details for this Vine update include:
New Camera Tools: We’ve redesigned the camera and included new grid, focus, and ghost tools to make shooting great videos even easier.
Channels: We’re introducing 15 channels for you to submit posts to or browse from the Explore screen, including comedy, music and nature — each with their own theme and Popular feed. They’re a great way to highlight the awesome posts that are shared every day.
On The Rise: Discover new people who are starting to capture the attention and interest of the Vine community.
Revining: Share other people’s posts with your all of your followers in one tap.
Protected Posts: Most Vine posts are public, which means they can be viewed, discovered and shared by anyone on Vine. If you want more control over who can see your posts, you can now protect your posts, which means only the people you approve to follow you can see them. And of course, if you choose to share one of your protected posts to Twitter or Facebook, then it will also be viewable on the web.
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