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In a move that seems like a natural fit for the bite-sized, Twitter-owned video platform, Watch owners will be able to access the service’s six-second clips via two distinct feeds, Favorites and Featured. As their names suggest, Favorites include Vines from creators whom a user follows, while Featured is a curated, hand-selected collection of videos from several topical categories (comedy, music, and sports are the given examples).
In addition to bringing its content to the smallest of small screens, Vine has also endowed the watchOS app with its own loop-counting complication. This widget is a simple readout of a Vine creator’s total views across all clips, updated in real time. While the complication may not be of interest to the average viewer, it will certainly be appealing to the type of content producer whose brain fires off tiny dopamine hits when stimulated by engagement data.
The app update also brings another pair of new features to iOS: Audio Remix and Swipe for Similar. The former allows one to tap on any Vine and create a new Vine “using the audio from that post,” while the latter is a UX enhancement that enables new content discovery with a simple left swipe on the current post.
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