Vine has introduced a new ‘sessions’ feature, which means you can now save up to 10 Vines for editing or adding footage to at a later date.
You can also play around with the timeline of individual saved Vines by reordering separate shots, which means the user can fix any mistakes in the recording process.
An earlier update introduced ghost, which allowed the user to check the composition of the frame by faintly superimposing the previous shot over the screen.
These updates only serve to make Vine more user-friendly and professional. The upshot is we’re likely to see much better quality Vines in the future, as users now have the ability to re-edit and polish their own work.
These improvements arrive shortly after Instagram added video functionality to its photography app. Some saw Instavid as having a major advantage over Vine – 15 second length, choice of cover photo, Instagram’s own selection of filters – but with Vine amassing 40m users in just nine months, Vine is still a viable playground for brands to exploit.
Let’s take a look at the most recent examples of branded Vines…
Despite the hullaballoo over the change in its terms and conditions, Instagram hasn’t yet folded under the weight of people stampeding for the exit.
And as with any social network that boasts million of users, brands have quickly moved in to try and use the platform as a way of extending their reach among consumers.
According to stats from Simply Measured more than half of the Interbrand 100 now uses Instagram, and we've previously looked at nine brands making great use of Instagram, plus one that isn't.
One of the most common tactics for starting conversations with users and driving up follower numbers is to hold a photo competition.