Twitter ups video limit to 140 secondsGone is the 30-second limit for videos. Instead, Twitter users can now create and share videos that are over 2 minutes long.
140-second videos come to Twitter and Vine. Twitter announced it will allow users to tweet videos up to 140 seconds long. We wondered why 140 seconds, of all the times. 140 is also the character limit on written tweets. The old video only watch 30 seconds through offices certain publishers will continue to be able to post videos up to ten minutes more, this longer videos can be uploaded using twitter.com or [UNKNOWN] and [UNKNOWN] updated mac and windows app are coming soon. Twitter also introduced a new video viewing mode for it's apps. Clicking through to a video, will bring up a full screen interface, that plays your video, along with related video clips below. Since Twitter wants video to be a huge success, it also changing how Vine works. Vine videos feature a six second limit. Certain users will be able to include videos up to 140 seconds long, with their six second Vine. Twitter calls the short Vines trailers for the longer videos. Vine users can use Twitter's amplify program to run pre-roll ads. This is the first time Vine will share revenue with its users. All this video news goes hand in hand with Twitter's recent purchase of Magic Pony. Magic Pony is a company that specializes in machine learning. It will allow Twitter to understand images in video. That should help Twitter recognize what you're watching And it suggests popular related video content. And with that, I'm [UNKNOWN], you can keep up with the hottest tech news at cnet.com/update. [MUSIC]