Vine ❤️ Music

vine-music Vine, the six-second looping video app from Twitter, has today announced a significant feature update that brings more attention to the audio in users’ videos. Starting tomorrow (Friday), Vine users will have more control over their vines with the ability to add music to their content. While it was previously possible to add music to vines by using a separate device to play the music,… Read More

Vine makes it easier to create perfect music loops

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Achieving a seamless music loop on Vine used to take some pretty masterful editing on the user’s part. But starting Friday, that doesn’t have to be the case

To that end, Vine announced Snap to Beat, a feature that makes it easy for just about any user to create music loops up to six seconds long with no discernible beginning or end. Snap to Beats will be available for iOS, with Android support forthcoming

“When we launched Vine, one of our unique features was that posts loop with sound,” the company wrote in a post. “Since then, only the most obsessed creators have managed to master the art of never-ending music loops — when you listen to a Vine and can’t tell the beginning from the end.” Read more…

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