What is Vine?
Vine is a mobile service that lets you create and share short looping videos. Videos you post to Vine will appear on your Vine profile and the timelines of your Vine followers. Posts can also be shared to Twitter or Facebook.
How do I get started?
Vine is currently available for iOS and Android devices. You can download Vine for iOS in the Apple App Store, and Vine for Android in the Google Play Store. After installing Vine on your device, you can sign up using an email address or sign in with your Twitter account. Once you've logged in, you can find people to follow, post your own videos, and more.
How do I find people I know on Vine?
You can quickly find people you know on Vine through your device's address book and people you follow on Twitter. You can also search for people on Vine or invite them via text message or email. To get started, tap the menu button in the top left corner, select "Profile", and then tap the plus button in the top right corner.
How do I find new posts or people to follow on Vine?
The Explore section is a great way to find videos from the Vine community. Just tap the menu icon in the top left corner and select "Explore" to see posts that are "Popular Now" or "On The Rise", Vine Channels, and Trending Tags. From here, you can also search for specific people or hashtags.
Can I edit Vines before posting?
Yes, you can rearrange and remove clips before posting. When you have finished shooting your video, Vine will show you a preview of your post. If you like the way it looks, tap the checkmark to post. If not, you can tap "Edit" at the top right of the screen.
From the edit screen, you have the options to rearrange or cut certain clips. To change the order of your clips, tap one of the individual shots and then hold and drag it to where you desire. To remove a clip from the video completely, tap the shot and then hold and drag it to the top of the screen until a red bar appears. Release the clip once it’s hovering over the red bar.
Can I save Vine drafts for later use?
Yes! Vine allows you save up to ten sessions. This means you can simultaneously work on up to ten Vines at once. This comes in handy if you want to finish shooting your Vine at a later time while capturing others in the meantime.
To save your Vine session, tap on the sessions icon (looks like a folded piece of paper) at the bottom right of the screen while shooting. Then tap “Save for later”. Once saved, the session icon will reflect how many sessions you have saved.
You can access your saved sessions by tapping the camera icon from your profile page. Once you are on the Vine capture screen, tap on the sessions icon at the bottom right. You can then swipe to the left or the right to locate your saved sessions. Swiping all the way to the right will bring you back to the Vine capturing screen. You can delete a session by tapping on the trashcan icon directly from the session menu.
Can I control who sees the content I post on Vine?
Profiles and posts on Vine are public by default, which means that anyone on the service can view and share them. Beginning with version 1.3, you can protect your posts, making them visible in Vine only to the people you approve to follow you. If you protect your posts, you will be the only one who can choose to share your protected posts outside of Vine (to Twitter or Facebook). When a post is shared outside of Vine and the post URL is revealed, anyone with the URL can view the post.
To protect your posts, navigate to your Profile and then select “Settings” and “Your Content.” On the “Your Content” page, check “Posts are protected.” This setting applies to all of your posts. Behavior for protected posts is as follows:
|Public posts||Protected posts|
What happens to posts I create but don’t publish?
If you use Vine to create a post and you choose not to share it on Vine, the post will be accessible only through your device’s photo or video library. Currently there is no way to post a video to Vine from your device’s photo library.
How do I choose a username?
Choosing a username is easy because Vine does not require a unique username. When you sign up for Vine using either your Twitter account or email address, you can add any name to your account so long as it does not contain any special characters (+ and - are OK). You can change your username any time in your profile settings.
How do I add or change my email address?
You can change the email address on your Vine account at any time. To do this, navigate to your profile and then select “Settings”. From there you can add or change your account information, including your email address.
How do I reset my password?
You can change the password on your Vine account by navigating to your profile and selecting “Settings”. From there, you can tap the “Reset password” button.
Note: you must have an email address associated with your account in order to reset your password. You will get an error if you do not have an email address and attempt to reset your password.
If you are not receiving your password reset emails make sure the email address on your account is correct and contains no typos. You can view what email address is associated with your account on your “Settings” page.
How do I share a video posted on Vine to Twitter or Facebook?
You can share posts on Vine to Twitter or Facebook by visiting your profile settings and adding a Twitter or Facebook account under “Social Networks.” Once you’ve added a Twitter or Facebook account, you’ll have the option to share to that service each time you post a video.
If you want to share a video to Twitter or Facebook after posting it to Vine, you can do this by tapping the button with the three dots, located under the post, and then selecting “Share this post”. You will then be able to select which medium you wish to use to share the post (Twitter, Facebook, Embed, or Copy link). This will share the post, along with the caption.
You can also share someone else’s Vine post, as long as that user has not protected his/her posts.
How do I change the Twitter account connected to my Vine account?
If you signed up for a Vine account using a Twitter account and would like to connect a different Twitter account to your Vine account, you must first make sure that the Vine account has an email address associated with it. Once you’ve added an email address to your Vine account in your profile settings, you can delete the connection to Twitter and then reconnect using a different Twitter account.
Please note that your Vine account’s profile picture and bio will remain the same as the ones from the Twitter account you originally signed up with. You can change your profile pic or bio at any time in your Vine account’s profile settings.
How do I delete a video I posted on Vine?
You can delete any video you’ve uploaded by navigating to the post on Vine and tapping on the icon with three dots just below the video. Select “Delete this post” and the video will be deleted and removed from your account. Please note that it may take a few minutes for the post to be removed from your followers’ timelines.
If your post was shared to Twitter or Facebook, the Tweet or Facebook update will still appear, along with a link to the post, but the video will not play.
I just deleted my post! How do I undo?
Deleting posts is a permanent action. There is no way to retrieve a deleted post.
What do I do if my post failed to upload?
If your video fails to post, try refreshing first. If the post continues to fail, you will need to remove this post from the upload queue in order to upload a new video. You can cancel the upload by swiping on the failed upload and tapping the red “X.” video should still be accessible via your device’s photo or video library. However, you will not be able to upload the video to Vine once you’ve canceled the upload, as there is currently no way to upload a video from your device’s photo or video library.
Why can’t I log in after deactivating my Twitter account?
If you signed up for Vine using a Twitter account and do not have an email address associated with the account, you will not be able to log in to your Vine account if the Twitter account has been deactivated. It is best to update your settings with your current Twitter account or email address before deactivating the Twitter account you use to log in with.
If you deactivated the Twitter account associated with your Vine account before adding your new credentials, you will have to reactivate your Twitter account in order to login. You can find instructions for reactivating your Twitter account here: https://support.twitter.com/articles/15359-reactivating-your-account
If it's been more than 30 days since you deactivated your Twitter account, it has been permanently removed. Unfortunately, if this is the case, we are unable to further assist you.
How do I get a Verification badge on Vine?
Vine accounts are automatically verified if they are connected to a verified Twitter account. If you have a verified Twitter account, just add the Twitter account to your Vine account. Once you've added the account, sign out of your Vine account and sign back in using your verified Twitter account.
Please note that Twitter does not accept general requests for verification. Learn more.
How can I embed a Vine post on my website?
To embed any public Vine post to your website, tap the icon with three dots below the post. Next, tap “Share this post” and then select “Embed”. This will generate an email containing the embed link.
How can I use the Vine logo?
How can I display videos from Vine in broadcast or offline?
How do I report a post on Vine?
If you come across an offensive post on Vine, you can report the post by tapping the button with three dots at the bottom of the post (below the comments) and selecting “Report this post.”
How do I block someone from following me?
To block an account from following you, simply navigate to that account’s profile and tap the button with three dots at the right of the top menu bar and select “Block this person.” Blocking an account will prevent the user from following you and viewing your profile, but they will still be able to view and comment on your videos that appear in popular results for search tags.
How do I delete a comment?
You can delete a comment by tapping on the comment icon (speech bubble) to get to the comments screen; then, swipe the comment and tap the red “X”. You can delete your own comments, and you can also delete comments on your posts from other users.
What is the “sensitive posts” setting, and when should I use it?
The sensitive posts setting allows you to label your posts for the appropriate viewers. If your posts contain material that might be considered sensitive such as nudity, violence, or medical procedures, you should apply the sensitive posts setting. Users will be required to click through a warning message before a post is displayed to them.
To mark your posts as sensitive, navigate to your Profile and then select “Settings” and “Your Content.” On the “Your Content” tab, check “Sensitive posts.”
If another user notices that you have not marked your post appropriately, that user may flag your post for review.
How do I sign out of my account?
To sign out of your account, go to your Profile and tap Settings. Scroll to the bottom and tap “Log Out.”
How do I deactivate my Vine account?
You can deactivate your account from the mobile app in versions 1.4.4 and later.
To deactivate your Vine account from an iOS device:
- Tap the icon on the left of the top menu bar.
- Select Profile from the dropdown menu.
- Tap Settings.
- Select Your content.
- Tap Deactivate account located at the bottom of the page.
To deactivate your Vine account from an Android device:
- Tap the person icon at the top right of the screen
- Tap on your profile picture which will bring you to your settings
- Scroll down to the bottom and tap Deactivate account
Note: Your profile and content will be hidden shortly after deactivating. Your email address will also be tied up 30 days after deactivating. Your account can be reactivated by logging in within 30 days. After 30 days, your account will be permanently deleted.
How do I reactivate my Vine account?
Deactivated accounts can be reactivated within 30 days of deactivation by logging in using your previous credentials. Make sure to log in using an email address or Twitter handle, depending on which you chose to create an account with.
How do I contact Support?
You can contact us if you need help logging in or signing up, reporting a bug, requesting a new feature, or reporting abusive behavior. Please see this page for contact information regarding other inquiries.