Vine profiles now accessible via browser

Vine profiles and news feeds can now be viewed through a browser thanks to an update to the social network's website, allowing users to like, comment and share videos without the use of the Vine app.

The move is reminiscent of Instagram's decision to expand its website in February, which also allowed users to view their news feeds and user profiles. Vine's news feed is remarkably similar to Instagram's, with a nearly identical minimalistic style featuring content centered on the screen, interaction options below content and a navigation bar at the top.

In addition to the online profiles, however, Vine also added a new "TV Mode" feature. As described in a blog post announcing the new feature and website profiles, TV mode allows users to press a button at the top right of a profile or video to "view the collection of videos in sequence and in full screen mode."

As with Instagram's website, content cannot be uploaded through a browser – Vine users will still have to rely on the mobile app (or third-party apps, such as Rudy Huyn's 6sec for Windows Phone) for video uploads.

Source: Vine

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"TV mode" should just be called "slideshow (mode)" lol. There's no real need to reinvent a word, for a site like Vine.

I'm glad that these developers are finally learning how to make websites that can start having the same functionality as their apps. App-only things suck, when a) your phone doesn't have the special app in its store, b) your phone is dead/missing/etc. and c) it's more convenient to pull it up on a computer than a smartphone.

TV mode hmm? Now if only people would learn to capture in 16:9 instead of 9:16 which only uses a small vertical sliver of your TV's viewing area... Then again phone/tablet designers should take into account the vertical orientation and capture in 16:9 even if the device is held vertically.

Geezy said,
TV mode hmm? Now if only people would learn to capture in 16:9 instead of 9:16 which only uses a small vertical sliver of your TV's viewing area... Then again phone/tablet designers should take into account the vertical orientation and capture in 16:9 even if the device is held vertically.

this annoys this crap out of me, in all cases not just vine! Pictures ok, sometimes you want that but video should never be portrait