Twitter's new Vine video service hits 40M users since January

The video service was introduced by Twitter in January

Vine, the video service introduced by Twitter in January, now has 40 million registered users, it said Tuesday.

The mobile service, which lets users capture and share looping videos, had over 13 million users in June.

The new figure for registered users, disclosed by Vine in a Twitter message, suggests that the concept of sharing short videos of up to six seconds duration has since taken off.

Competitor Instagram, a photo-sharing service with over 130 million active users, introduced its own short video creation and sharing service in June. Facebook acquired Instagram last year.

"We've said this before and we'll say it again: this community - now more than 40 million of you - is amazing. Thank you for inspiring us," Vine said in its Twitter message. A spokeswoman confirmed that the figure was for registered users, and not active users, which could mean that some of the 40 million users of the service have signed up but not used the service after that.

Social data tool reveals value of a Tweet
Australian businesses not on the same social plain as social media users

The Vine app is currently available for both Android devices and iOS devices like Apple's iPhone. The app for Android was added in June.

John Ribeiro covers outsourcing and general technology breaking news from India for The IDG News Service. Follow John on Twitter at @Johnribeiro. John's e-mail address is john_ribeiro@idg.com

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Show Comments

Blog Posts

Building a human-curated brand

If the FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google) sector and their measured worth are the final argument for the successful 21st Century model, then they are beyond reproach. Fine-tuning masses of algorithms to reduce human touchpoints and deliver wild returns to investors—all with workforces infinitesimally small compared to the giants of the 20th Century—has been proven out.

Will Smith

Co-founder and head of new markets, The Plum Guide

Sustainability trends brands can expect in 2020

​Marketers have made strides this year in sustainability with the number of brands rallying behind the Not Business As Usual alliance for action against climate change being a sign of the times. While sustainability efforts have gained momentum this year, 2020 is shaping up to be the year brands are really held accountable for their work in this area.

Ben King

CSR manager & sustainability expert, Finder

The trouble with Scotty from Marketing

As a Marketer, the ‘Scotty from Marketing’ meme troubles me.

Natalie Robinson

Director of marketing and communications, Melbourne Polytechnic

If you think it can benefit both consumer and seller then it would be great

Simon Bird

Why Ford is counting on the Internet of Things to drive customer engagement

Read more

It's a good idea. Customers really should control their data. Now I understand why it's important.

Elvin Huntsberry

Salesforce CMO: Modern marketers have an obligation to give customers control of their data

Read more

Instagram changes algorithms every time you get used to them. It really pisses me off. What else pisses me off? The fact that Instagram d...

Nickwood

Instagram loses the like in Australia; industry reacts positively

Read more

I tried www.analisa.io to see my Instagram Insight

Dina Rahmawati

7 marketing technology predictions for 2016

Read more

The saying is pretty tongue in cheek. It's not saying that marketers are bad people, nor that they don't take themselves seriously. There...

LYF Solutions

The trouble with Scotty from Marketing - The CMO view - CMO Australia

Read more

Latest Podcast

More podcasts

Sign in