• Twitter Launches Vine for the Web with a New TV Mode Feature



    There appears to be some good news for Vine fans. The social network has been made available on the web for the first time. Twitter announced yesterday that you can now visit your favorite Viners’ profiles on the web to browse, like, share and comment on videos. Additionally Twitter introduced a new feature to the site (currently available on the web only) called TV mode, which allows you to play all of the videos from your home feed or from any given profile, in sequence.

    Vine made the following announcement on its blog:

    Today, we’re introducing a new way to experience Vine: on the web. Log in at vine.co to view your home feed and like, comment, and share videos just as you do on our mobile apps. You can also visit your favorite users’ Vine profiles to browse the videos they’ve created since joining Vine. Plus, now you can share your profile with others so they can see your posts.

    Finally, be sure to check out a new feature we’ve added exclusively on the web: TV Mode –– it’s an entirely new way to watch Vine videos. Click the TV Mode button in the upper right corner of your feed or any profile to view the collection of videos in sequence and in full screen mode.
    It should be noted that the web interface is quite impressive. It is minimalistic and many might not like it at first but it looks great and is very easy to navigate. Furthermore, it is very easy to share videos on the web interface, which is quite important for the livelihood of the social network. The TV mode works well and is actually a pretty good idea as it saves you from having to manually scroll through your feed or profiles. One thing to note here is that the videos look terrible on larger displays so you’re forced to watch re-vines instead.


    It will be interesting to see what changes going forward and what the web interface does for Vine and its popularity. Those of you who want to check it out can visit Vine’s new web portal here and download the iPhone app as well.

    What do you think of Vine’s recently released web interface?

    Source: Vine (blog)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Twitter Launches Vine for the Web with a New TV Mode Feature started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 1 Comment
    1. yearoftherat's Avatar
      yearoftherat -
      Neat idea but takes longer for the video to load compared that of the ios app version.
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