Popular social network Twitter has announced Vine, a new video-sharing application for iOS that shows six-second clips in a loop and posts them to Twitter and Facebook.
“Today, we’re introducing Vine: a mobile service that lets you capture and share short looping videos,” Twitter wrote in a blog post. “Like Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (6 seconds or less) inspires creativity. Now that you can easily capture motion and sound, we look forward to seeing what you create.”
“Our companies share similar values and goals; like Twitter, we want to make it easier for people to come together to share and discover what’s happening in the world,” Vine writes. “We also believe constraint inspires creativity, whether it’s through a 140-character Tweet or a six-second video.”
Twitter said it is working to bring Vine to “other platforms” in the future. We assume that means it’s quickly working on an Android app to complement its iOS app.
Check out examples of Vine in action in the tweets below:
Holding hands at Tilden park vine.co/v/biTaEEwdq2n?1
— James Buckhouse (@buckhouse) January 24, 2013
— David Grayson Kenyon (@dGrayk) January 24, 2013
mixing gnarly basslines today vine.co/v/b55LOA1dgJU
— The Glitch Mob (@theglitchmob) January 23, 2013
Top photo via Apple App Store