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Twitter users will finally be able to move beyond the 140 character limit by including six seconds of video. The company launched its latest service, Vine, on Thursday.
Vine, which is currently only available with an Apple iPhone or iPad app, allows Twitter users to post short, six-second clips in a loop with sound included. Twitter said on its blog that they are working on bringing the app to other platforms.
According to The Huffington Post, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey celebrated the new feature, calling it one of the company’s most important innovations.
“Vine is the most exciting thing I've seen in a while,” Dorsey wrote. “Not just because of the team, because it brings an entirely new art form to the world.”
The Inquirer notes that the app is very easy to use and is very similar to Instagram’s app. It’s kind of like an Instagram for video rather than just photos.
Vine’s official Twitter page noted that users can now share the videos on Facebook.
Here’s just one example of a Tweet with Vine video:
— David Grayson Kenyon (@dGrayk) January 24, 2013