Vine is an app that lets you create and share looping videos. If you’re new to using Vine for iOS or Android, here’s a guide on how to use the app.
1. Download the Vine App
Head on over to the Google Play Store or App Store and download the Vine app. Once the app is downloaded, you will need to create an account. Simply enter in your email address, password and mobile number. Alternatively, you can also log in through Twitter to create an account. VIne will then give you the option to upload your contacts to your Vine account so you can stay connected with friends.
2. Edit Your Profile
You can edit your profile by clicking on the ‘Home’ icon in the top left-hand corner and tap on ‘Profile.’ Here you can add a photo and access settings. By tapping on ‘Settings’ you can add a few words about yourself, add your location, and select a color to add to your profile. Under setting, you can also reset password, choose who can view your Vine posts, and change settings for Vine notifications. By tapping on the ‘+’ icon in the top right-hand corner, you can find friends and connect to Twitter.
3. Explore Trending Posts
By tapping on the ‘Home’ icon and going to ‘Explore,’ you can browse trending posts. If you tap on ‘Popular Now,’ you can see what posts are currently popular. By tapping on ‘On the Rise,’ you can see what posts are, well, on the rise. You can choose to browse posts in different categories such as Animals, Art, Comedy, DIY, Family, Food, Music & Drama, News, Places, Science & Tech, Sports and Style. If you scroll to the bottom, you can browse trending posts of hashtags like #ILoveYou, #taxi, etc. In the search box up top, you can search people or tags.
4. Communicate With Friends Through Vine Messages
‘Vine Messages’ is an easy way to have video conversations with your friends. To create a message, tap on the ‘Camera’ icon and then press and hold to record something to share with your friends. When you’re done recording your video be sure to add a caption and tap ‘Next’ to select who you want to send the Vine video to. Browse through your address book, check the box next to your friend’s name and hit send. You can check your messages by going to the ‘Home’ icon in the top left-hand corner and tap on ‘Messages.’
5. Record and Share Videos
To record a video on Vine, all you need to do is find what you want to record, and hold your finger on the screen. You can press and release as much as you want to make your videos different. When you’re ready to post your first Vine, you can add your location, choose a channel to add it to, and you can post your Vine video to Twitter and Facebook.
6. Interact With Other Vine Users’
With Vine, you can easily interact with other Vine users.’ If you come across a video you like, you can ‘like it,’ leave a comment and revine or share their video with a friend. You can follow someone by tapping on their name and tap on ‘Follow.’ To send a message, just tap on ‘Message.’
7. See How Many Times People have Looped a Video
With ‘Loop Counts’, you can see how many times people have looped a video. The number updates in real time so you can know when others are watching a video at the same time.
8. Use Vine on the Web
Vine launched its services on the web, which makes it easy to browse and share videos. You can also view your home feed, like videos and post comments on other Vine users’ profiles. By using Vine on the web, you can check out ‘TV Mode,’ which lets you watch Vine videos in a whole new way. All you need to do is click on the ‘TV Mode’ button in the top right-hand corner of your feed and you can watch videos in full screen mode.