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Vine Adds Some Basic Editing Tools

Vine app logoHere comes another incremental update for Vine, Twitter’s short-form video app. The service pushed out an update on Thursday morning, allowing for slightly more control over how users make videos.

The two main tweaks: You’re able to save videos in progress, and return to them later before publishing them to Vine. Also, you can edit clips by shuffling around the order in which you shot them.

It’s a reminder of how basic and limited Vine was when it launched earlier this year — which, at the time, I assumed was by design. Simplicity and ease can make for an easier pitch to a wide array of new users.

I’m curious to see if Vine continues in this slightly more complicated direction. Twitter, of all companies, should know that sometimes a little restraint goes a long way.


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— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald