Twiiter’s popular Vine app has announced that the “six-second videos” social app will also be available on web for the first time and you can check your profile at vine.co website.
Until today, the service was only restricted to the mobile phones and now you can login to your account or register on any web browser to add fiends, view, like, share and comment your friends’ videos in the feed, which is similar to other social networks out there.
“This release is just a first step toward bringing you a richer, more enjoyable web experience. We look forward to introducing more improvements in 2014,” said Janessa Det of Vine in the blog post.
If you have already been using the Vine app on you smartphones, then you have to login using your credentials or use your Twitter account to authorize. You can go to your profile to watch your uploaded videos, but the users can’t upload the videos from the website on desktop computers.
TV icon at the top right will turn your stream into a TV mode, which will show the larger view to play in sequence and by default. the videos are muted, you have to click to enable sound and arrow keys to move to the next or previous videos.
The acquisition of custom vanity URLs, similar to Facebook username URLs have already begun. If you want to your own custom URL for your profile, then you have to be active on Vine for at least 30 days, post more than 2 videos.
Now, Vine will be competing directly against its rival, Instagram, which also started as application-only platform, then rolled out web profiles in 2012 and later added the short video recording feature in 2013. Are you at Vine?