Popular micro-blogging platform Twitter is all set to roll out its video app, titled Vine, AllThingsD has reported.
Although, the release date of this app is not confirmed, it might debut in the coming days. However, it will be available only on the Apple App Store and Android users may have to wait for it. Interested users can sign-up for an invite.
Allows sharing short video clips
The Vine app will carry on Twitter's micro-blogging legacy. It turns out that the app will allow the users to create a short, six-second video clip and share it with their friends. They can, however, combine multiple such clips into one video with the help of intelligent controls that the app is rumored to sport.
Twitter does not have plans to market the app as its own video service, though. The app is going to feature as an independent one. It may, however, change the course of events in the future. Twitter had acquired the start-up behind the app some time back.
Vine will be linked to Twitter and users will be able to share their videos on Twitter with ease, just like they used to share their images on Instagram before Twitter cut its umblical cord with the former following its acquisition by Facebook.
As of now, the app's website, Vine.co is running dry, only sporting a message that says, 'Coming Soon'. Twitter officials are tight-lipped about the app and more details are expected soon.
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo shared a video made on the app. “Steak tartare in six seconds. http://vine.co/v/bOIqn6rLeID via @dhof” read his tweet on January 23.
A little about Twitter-Instagram love-hate relation
Twitter and Instagram shared a bonhomie till some time back. Users could upload an image on Instagram and share the same on Twitter. The shared image could be viewed within Twitter without navigating to the latter.