The Vine platform ended January 17, 2017. This is quite a blow for people who used Vine to build an online social media following. What do you do now? Luckily, Twitter has put together a few options for you viners who want to keep up with their clips and sharing with friends or family using Twitter. Follow these handy Vine tips and tricks to keep your vines alive and your following still growing.
Use Vine Camera to Keep Making Videos
The Vine app changed into Vine Camera after January 17, 2017. Vine Camera is a whole new way to make quick 6.5 second videos just like you did with the Vine app. There are a few differences and new features with Vine Camera.
- Import videos you’ve already taken on your device into the Vine Camera app to use the features within the app and share the clips.
- Use the edit features. Edit mode lets you make your clip exactly how you want it, including trimming it to size or adding filters.
- Advanced features let you create more professional clips. Features include ghost and torch modes as well focus locks.
- Share your clips directly to your Twitter feed for others to view, comment, and share just like you used to do with the Vine platform. The videos will loop on Twitter just like you used to do on Vine so nothing has changed there.
- Save your videos to your device and upload them on another video site such as Youtube, Facebook, or Instagram.
You could also download a different free video editing app, but Vine Camera makes it easy to create small vines just like you are already used to making.
Help Fans Find You By Connecting Vine to Twitter
You fans know you from Vine and might not know how to find you on Twitter once Vine is shut down. Most likely there are links to your Vine profile all over the Internet to help promote your work, but you won’t be at Vine anymore so how to can fix all those links? Twitter is helping out with this problem. Your vines will remain on the vine.co website indefinitely along with your profile page. Any links anywhere will still go to your profile page. When someone is at your Vine page, they will receive a notification that you have moved to Twitter and to find you there. There will be a link that will take them directly to your Twitter feed so they can follow you.
All you have to do is make sure to add and sync your Twitter account with your Vine account. Sign into Vine before January 17, 2017 and add your Twitter under Settings in your account. That’s it. Just sit back and wait for fans to find you on Twitter.
Download Vines to Use on Twitter
While all your vines will still appear on Vine until Twitter decides to remove them all (which has not been announced yet) you will still want to download them all and move them to Twitter or some other website as a safety precaution. It is also good to add them to Twitter for fans that follow you there to watch without having to bother with the old Vine website.
- You can download your videos from the Vine app. The videos will save your device. You will only get your videos without captions. You are limited to how much space is on your device, though.
- You can also download them on your PC from the vine.co website. When you download them you will receive all the videos as well as a special file with all your captions, comments, revines, and likes for each individual vine. This is very useful as you can re-add your captions to the videos before sharing them on Twitter. You can add those captions again using Vine Camera.
- There is also the option to have your videos archived and sent to you by email. You will receive the videos and the special file with the captions and other extras.
Use HootSuite to Upload Videos to Twitter Regularly
By moving to Twitter you are going to be gaining a lot of new fans. It might be a good idea to treat the move like you are completely starting over. This means you will want to release your videos one at a time during peak hours. Start with your first video and work up to the newest. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use a program like HootSuite. This free app and website lets you auto-post anything to all your social media sites at once. It also tells you the peak times to share something so it reaches the most eyes.
Spend a couple hours setting up your auto-posts for each individual vine. After that, you don’t have to do a thing until your clips are all posted and you need to start making more. Use this as a time to build up more video ideas. It’s great to get ahead.
Create One Long Video of All Your Vines
If you don’t want to “start over” with Twitter and instead want to make all your vines available to viewer right away and only focus on sharing new clips then you can. Use free video editing software, such as Windows Movie Maker, and splice every single one of your vines together in order from first to last. Make sure to add the captions or make new ones using the software program. You can then upload the video to Youtube or another video sharing website. Provide links to the video in Twitter and other social media sites so people can find it easily.
January 17, 2017 was the last day you could use Vine, but that doesn’t mean that your vining days are over. Use these handy Vine tips and tricks to make the most of the changes and keep your vines in front of fans using Twitter.
These handy Vine tips and tricks will help you make the transition from Vine to Twitter before the popular video site gets shut down.