Twitter just announced a video sharing service through tweets in iPhone called Vine. Vine is a separate app that’s now available on the iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPod touch users; Twitter says it’ll soon bring the app to more platforms. The app lets you shoot a quick six seconds of video and embed it in your tweets just like you can with photos; the videos loop infinitely, making this almost more of an easy GIF-creation tool than a true video capture app. Twitter purchased Vine back in October before the company managed to launch a product.
This service was teased by Twitter CEO Dick Costolo teased the new service on his Twitter feed. So far, tweets with videos work with full audio both in the browser and in the Twitter mobile app. Even third-party client Twitterific was able to play back the video with no trouble, though it wasn’t quite as well-integrated as it is in the main Twitter app. Audio appears to be muted on the desktop by default — a thoughtful inclusion that we think most users will appreciate. The app is available in the App Store now.