Vine Explained

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Vine Explained

Vine is a short-form video sharing service where users can share six-second-long looping video clips. The service was founded in June 2012, and Twitter acquired it in October 2012, just before its official launch. Users’ videos are published through Vine’s social network and can be shared on other services such as Facebook and Twitter.

The app can also be used to browse through videos posted by other users, along with groups of videos by theme, and trending, or popular, videos. While Vine enjoys the support of Twitter, it competes with others such as Viddy, Cineverse and Mobli. As of December 2015, the app has 200 million active users.

Founded by Dom Hofmann, Rus Yusupov, and Colin Kroll in June 2012. The company was acquired by Twitter in October 2012 for a reported $30 million.

In January 2015, they launched Vine Kids, an app designed specifically for children. In addition to offering age-appropriate video loops for children, the app includes interactive features allowing users to swipe for new videos and to hear different sounds. The app is only available to Apple iOS users.