Vine relaunches its website as a YouTube for 6-second videos

Daniel Bader

May 2, 2014 9:45am

Vine, the Twitter-owned video app that charts life’s incredible moments in six second portions, has relaunched its website to better showcase the array of talent from its many filmmakers.

The new site looks like an extension of its iOS and Android apps, with auto-playing videos that begin with a cursor overlay. Playlists are featured, so users can watch a number of clips in sequence for a “lean back” experience similar to YouTube’s. The difference here, of course, is that six seconds isn’t exactly a long time, and Vine wants to keep people clicking and watching for as long as possible.

At the top of the page, Vine’s iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps are prominently advertised, too, providing easy access to the core of the service.

Features Viners are showcased nicely, as well as various categories, so you can watch cat videos until your eyes start to droop.

  • St. Misery

    How this garbage became popular is beyond me, I guess I’m just too old to “get it”.

    • smokinjoe

      Vine is Instagram in motion for the narcissistic hipster types.

    • Jesus McDongswoggle

      So it’s like pretty much every other form of social media…

    • smokinjoe


    • AReid

      Nothing to do with age, it’s all about the iq.

    • calysto

      I’m in my late 20s and gave it a 20 second spin before deleting it. None of my friends, family or colleagues use it. Facebook and Instagram video seem to do just fine without the need for Vine. I think it will suffer the same popularity fate as Foursquare, relegated to a has-been

  • Guest

    someone please post a 6 second video of you reading these comments!

  • HD Z

    aka Short-Attention-Span-Tube dot com