Vine updated with Loop Counts, revamped Activity section and more

By , Jul 1, 2014

Vine Loop Counts (teaser 002)

Twitter-owned Vine’s mobile app hasn’t received a lot of important new features lately as the team focused on making the web interface more functional and prettier.

Today, Vine announced a cool new feature addition: Loop Counts. Now available in the just-updated Vine for iPhone version 2.1, Loop Counts indicate how many times people have looped a video, including on Vine and in embeds across the web.

Vine also contains a cleaner feed with bigger videos and a revamped Activity section with new account milestones and more visual notifications and other perks…

Loop Counts is basically a view counter for your videos which allows you to get a feel of how popular and interesting a Vine may be. This is based on how many times people watch a Vine loop, as indicated in a Vine clip embedded below.

Vine explains:

The number, which you can see in our mobile apps and on vine.co, updates in real time, so as you watch a video, you’ll know you’re watching with others at the same time.

Loop Count is found in the top right of each video and it updates in real time. Oh, and they’ve redesigned the Activity section around a bigger edge-to-edge videos and a cleaner view of likes and comments, in addition to the following:

  • New account milestones – find out when you get a lot of activity – loop counts, likes, new followers, and more
  • More visual and concise notifications, plus new notifications when your friends join Vine.

Vine will now send you a notification when your videos surpass milestones like 25 or 100 likes, for example. And if a “+” sign next to the loop count on some Vines puzzles you, this is what it’s about:

We started tracking loop counts on April 3, 2014. For Vines created on or before this date, the number displayed only includes loops since then.

The “+” sign indicates that the actual loop count is likely higher, as there were probably additional loops before April 3rd.

More on Loop Counts can be read in Vine’s help doc.

A bunch of bug fixes and improvements are included in this Vine release, too.

Download Vine free in the App Store.

The iPhone-only app requires iOS 6.0 or later.

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