Vine brings direct messaging and profile customisation to Android and iOS apps

Twitter has added messaging feature to its short-video service Vine.  This new feature has been named Vine Messaging and will enable users to send text messages along with videos to their contacts.


To make it more attractive, Twitter has done away with the need to have an account to send Vine messages. Even if the person you want to send the video is not on Vine, you can still send them messages through through email or SMS.


To create a Vine message, go to new “Messages” option, shoot the video and send it to your contacts. As of now group messaging is not available, though can send a message to multiple contacts, with each contact being a separate one-on-one conversation rather than a group chat. Vine has also added one more feature that lets users to customise the colour of their profile. This profile colour can be seen by other Vine users.


With the launch of messaging service, Twitter aims to add more personal touch to Vine. In a way, the company is also aiming to keep users more engaged when using Vine.  According to the Vine official blog, there are some more features that will soon be added to Vine. It is being speculated that one of those could be the ability to import videos taken from smartphones. But right now this is mere speculation.


Download the latest iOS version and Android version of Vine and start messaging.

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