Twitter-owned Vine, a video service optimized for sharing six-second long looping video clips, on Tuesday received a small update. Bumping the iPhone app to version 3.1, it introduced enhanced push notifications with the ability to choose push alerts on a per-account basis.
Folks who have tons of followers on Vine are frequently inundated with alerts each time someone shares a clip on Vine, revines a vine, comments on it and what not.
There’s nothing worse than being overwhelmed and having to cope with unwanted notifications. The team is feeling your pain so they’ve put together this little feature where you get a notification whenever your favorite contacts post on Vine.
To ensure you don’t miss Vines from your favorite accounts, first cherry-pick your Viners by tapping the star in the upper right corner of their profile to favorite them, as shown on the screenshot top of post.
Now you will receive a push notification each time your favorite Viners post something on the service, be it a clip or a comment. As a bonus, you will also see a related update in your activity feed.
“You will receive a push notification and a notification in your Activity feed every time your favorites post a Vine,” reads a Vine blog post. “At any time, you can view all your favorites or update your notifications from Settings within the app.”
Vine 3.1 includes some performance enhancements so the app should feel a tad snappier and run more reliably on your device.
Weighing in at 26.3 megabytes, Vine is optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch with iOS 7.0 or later. A month ago Vine was updated with iOS 8 features and native display support for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus screen resolutions.