Vine videos provide clues to new design, features

It's no coincidence that the teaser videos come just a day before Twitter rival Facebook is expected to announce an Instagram video feature for sharing more than photos through Instagram.

Vine, the popular 6-second video app from Twitter, appears to be readying the release of reworked mobile applications that look completely different and introduce new features.

Wednesday, Vine co-founders Dom Hofman and Rus Yusupov used their quirky video app to hint at what's to come. The men posted three Vine videos that seem to highlight an entirely new design with larger, full-screen videos.

The stitched together clips also hint at curated video categories and maybe even a private messaging experience. But the biggest partial reveal, seen in the "Bleep boop" clip above, is what appears to be the option to save and grab older video snippets, which would allow application users to build and create their Vines from past footage instead of needing to take all captures in the present moment.

Though what the clips actually show is up for interpretation, the intention behind them is not. It's no coincidence that the teaser videos come just a day before Facebook is expected to announce an Instagram video feature for sharing more than photos through the app.

Vine, fresh off the launch of its application for Android, currently has 13 million registered users and is consistently featured as a top free application on Apple's App Store.

(Via AllThingsD)

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