Fans and users of Vine will be pleased to know about the recently unveiled web version, vine.co, of the popular video sharing service. Similar to the mobile iOS and Android version of Vine, the web platform displays a scrolling collection of short looping videos that play automatically as they appear on a user’s network feed.
Users can’t upload videos to their Vine profile via the web version, like they do on the mobile platform. But other online and mobile features are the same. Users can sign in using their Twitter ID to browse looping videos, add comments, and change the setting of their Vine posts from public to private. Users can also like, “refine” and share videos in their feed to Twitter and Facebook. And of course the web version enables users to share their feed publicly with those who don’t use the mobile version of Vine.
The web version also sports an exclusive feature: TV Mode, which allows for full screen view of videos that automatically play and scroll in sequence. The TV Mode button is on the right corner of the feed page, with navigation buttons at the buttom for manually scrolling between presentations.
The homepage of the Vine website starts off with a collection of editor’s picks videos, but unlike the mobile version, the web format lacks the Vine channels of topical and popular video streams. There’s also no activity page to see which users have recently followed you.
In its blog post, Vine says additional features and improvements will be introduced the web platform in 2014.
Source: Blog Vine