SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Twitter has unveiled a new service, Vine, which is being called the Instagram for video.
Vine is an app for the iPhone and iPad Touch that lets anyone create and share short, looping videos. Vine videos are limited to a maximum of six seconds and play in a continuous loop.
Twitter officials said they settled on six seconds after testing various video lengths. The format matches up with the company’s history of short, limited content as its 140-character tweet limit was based on limitations of text messages.