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Twitter loops all videos under 6.5 seconds as Vine shrivels into a camera

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NewsHubTwitter itself will take Vine’s place as a social network for short videos. To prep for tomorrow’s Vine shutdown and rebirth as Vine Camera, Twitter now automatically loops all videos shorter than 6.5 seconds. That’s not just clips posted from Vine Camera, but any tiny video, including ones saved from other apps like Snapchat.
Twitter confirms to me that looping started rolling out last week. It had noted in an FAQ that this change would come some time in January. TechCrunch reader @IamCornelias first pointed out the change to us.
Here’s an example of a short video , apparently saved from Snapchat, that now loops on Twitter:
Though Vine was said to shut down today, it has received a short stay of execution. Twitter is giving users one final chance to download their videos , with the switch-over happening tomorrow.

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