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.
Image via Vine