Vine Adds Loop Counts, Redesigns FeedsBy: Chris Crum - July 1, 2014
Twitter’s Vine announced that it is now showing loop counts on its iOS and Android apps, and on the web, to show how many times people have looped a video.
The loop counts also appear on Vine embeds around the web.
“With this update, there’s now a new way for you to quickly get a sense of how popular and interesting a Vine may be –– based on how many times people watch a Vine loop,” says Vine API lead Mike Kaplinskiy. “The number, which you can see in our mobile apps and on vine.co, updates in real time, so as you watch a video, you’ll know you’re watching with others at the same time.”
They’ve also redesigned the Home and Activity feeds.
“Additionally, the feeds in our Android and iPhone apps now feature a new design, offering you bigger edge-to-edge videos and a cleaner view of likes and comments,” says Kaplinskiy. “Finally, we’ve revamped the Activity feed to make it easier to know what’s happening on your Vines. In addition to a new separation between New and Older Activity, you’ll also see a notification when your Vines surpass milestones (e.g., 25 or 100 likes).”
He notes that some users may notice Vines showing a “+” next to the loop count. This is for those with loops from before April 3rd, which is the day it started tracking them. The “+” means a Vine has probably been looped more than what the number says.
Before you go getting any ideas, they also have systems in place to prevent/combat loop count abuse/spam.
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