Vine announced today that it has released a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app, bringing its popular looping video sharing service to Windows 10 for PCs and tablets.
“Download Vine from the Windows Store and watch entertaining moments, stories and personalities on your Windows 10 PCs and Tablets,” Microsoft’s Mollie Ruiz-Hopper writes ina separate post to the Windows Experience Blog. “The app offers many of the experiences you know and love on Vine’s mobile apps.”
Which make sense, since Vine for Windows 10 is a mobile app, like all other UWP apps.
As you may know, Vine is a hugely popular online service for the short attentions span types. It lets you post and enjoy short video clips called loops that are, in my opinion, not much better than animated GIFs, as they have a time limit of just 6 seconds. But, again, hugely popular. And vine integrates with Facebook and Twitter if you’re into that kind of thing.
The Windows 10 version of the app lets you view vines without having an account, which is nice. And Microsoft notes it has some great Windows 10 features like Live Tiles, an adaptive UI, and drag and drop. If you do sign in with your account, you can access your favorite Vine channels and accounts, and you can upload your own videos too.
What’s missing, of course, is a Windows 10 Mobile version of the app. There isn’t one, and I’ve been told there won’t be. I’m not sure why that is, given how easy it is to port UWP apps from PC/tablet to phone, but there you go.