Twitter has launched a new version of its Vine video sharing app – Vine Kids aimed at children, promising to filter out inappropriate content.
Vine is a mobile video sharing service that launched in June 2012 and was acquired by Twitter in October 2012 for a reported $30 million. Vine is known for letting users record and edit looping video clips that are up to six seconds. You can “revine” video clips if you like them so that they show up in the feeds of the friends that follow you.
Vine Kids is pre-populated with age appropriate vines featuring animated characters. Kids can swipe left or right to view more Vines or tap the screen to hear quirky sounds. The app is recommended for kids 5 and under. It is unknown whether an Android app will be coming soon. Fortunately, you do not need to create a Vine account to see the Vine Kids videos.
Earlier this week, Twitter also added the ability for users to upload video clips that are up to 30 seconds.
Vine Kids has launched initially for Apple’s iPhone, and will offer a feed of “hand-selected” looping videos from Vine’s community. The Vine Kids app is available for iOS and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.