Updated: Videos are coming to Twitter

It looks like videos will soon be making their way on to Twitter after their CEO, Dick Costolo, showed us how to make steak tartare in six seconds....

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It looks like videos will soon be making their way on to Twitter after their CEO, Dick Costolo, showed us how to make steak tartare in six seconds.

All you have to do is expand the tweet and the video plays automatically. This is an excellent way to view and share short video clips and it could play an important role in Twitter’s future. To be honest, I’m surprised it’s taken this long.

As TechCrunch reported, it’s been in the pipeline since October, when Twitter acquired a video sharing app called Vine.  The app allows you to record short clips (no longer than 6 seconds) either in one take or by taking lots of shorter shots (as with Dick’s video below). However, the app will only be available in the App store – so bad luck for Android users!

There’s no official word from Twitter on when this will be made available to the wider public, but it’s been widely reported that it could be as early as today (24 Jan).

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Update: As predicted, this afternoon Twitter have launched Vine. Their official blog reads:

Today, we’re introducing Vine: a mobile service that lets you capture and share short looping videos. Like Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (6 seconds or less) inspires creativity. Now that you can easily capture motion and sound, we look forward to seeing what you create.

You can now download it from the App Store and Twitter say they are working to bring it to other platforms.

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