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June 22, 2016

Twitter, Vine Videos Can Now Be 140 Seconds Long

Twitter must really like the number 140 — because that is the new length limit the microblogging site has imposed on videos posted both to its site and its video service Vine.

Ironically, 140 is also the character limit for tweets.

The increased length is a big change for both sites. Twitter originally had a 30-second limit while Vine’s was a very brief six seconds.

“Starting today, you’ll have more room to unleash your creativity on Twitter,” reads a Twitter blog post. “Where previously, uploaded videos were limited to 30 seconds, now anyone can create video tweets up to – you guessed it – 140 seconds long. Select publishers will continue to be able to post videos up to 10 minutes long through our professional publisher tools.”

Vine said there will still be six-second videos on its platform, but there is now and opportunity for longer clips too.

“Learn more about how to upload videos on Twitter for iOS, Twitter for Android, and twitter.com here,” Vine said in a blog post. You can learn how to upload videos on Twitter for iOS, Twitter for Android, and twitter.com here. The update is slated for Twitter for Mac and Twitter for Windows in the near future.

Both Twitter and Vine are also making it easier to find and watch videos.

Tapping on a video tweet or Vine on your timeline will bring you a “new, full-screen viewing experience, where more great video and Vine Tweets will be suggested below.”

The new functionality will launch “soon” on Twitter for iOS and for Android.


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Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.

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