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Vine's successor Byte is now out on the Play Store

Vine's successor Byte is now out on the Play Store

Vine was the internet phenomenon that proved that short, easily digestible video clips could be tremendously popular and spark creativity. However, the rigid six-second format had soon been adopted and loosened up by Instagram and later TikTok, and after Twitter purchased Vine, it vanished into obscurity. An unceremonious death followed in 2016. But Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann still believes in the format and has been working on a successor for a long time. After an extensive beta phase, this new product, Byte, is now official and stable on the Play Store.

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Vidme shutting down after nearly four years of operation

Vidme shutting down after nearly four years of operation

Despite YouTube's many problems, there hasn't yet been a site that can challenge its dominance. Vidme (better known as vid.me) launched in January 2014, and over the past year or so, has become one of the prime candidates for a YouTube alternative. Sadly, the site announced yesterday that it is shutting down.

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Instagram Now Supports Longer 60 Second Videos (And Multi-Clip Editing On iOS)

Instagram Now Supports Longer 60 Second Videos (And Multi-Clip Editing On iOS)

Instagram is about more than showcasing what you had for dinner. Since 2013, users have been able to upload videos to the hugely popular photo sharing service, and now Instagram has announced that it's increasing the maximum length of these from 15 seconds to a whole minute.

iOS and Android users will be able to share longer videos starting from today. This will gradually be rolled out to all users over the coming months.

According to Instagram, the change is due to a surge of people engaging with video content, with time spent watching videos through the app having increased by more than 40 percent over the past six months.

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