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Embed Vine Videos on Websites

March 29, 2013

By Paul Thomson :: 4:14 PM

Embed Vine videos.Vine, Twitter’s new short video sharing application, now has the option to embed the videos on websites, and share them to Facebook or Twitter.

When Vine first launched, videos were only viewable in the application itself, and could be shared with your Twitter network of followers. Today’s update allows users to have access to a Vine embed code that they can insert into any website on the Internet. Users can not only embed their own Vine videos, but those of anyone else who has made their videos public.

Dom Hofmann, co-founder and General Manager at Vine, explained in a blog post today, “when we launched Vine, we described posts as ‘little windows into the people, settings, ideas and objects that make up your life.’ With today’s update, you can display them almost anywhere.”

Although the functionality to share Vine videos now exists, the application hasn’t made the process of doing so very easy or straightforward.

The easiest way is to grab the embed code off of the Vine post’s page on the website. Otherwise, you’ll need to tap the ellipsis button “…” under the video you want to share, then select the option to “share this post.” This will give you an option to embed the video, where you’ll be given an e-mail form where you can send yourself the link and HTML code to embed the video on the site of your choosing.

Vine gives you two options for embed styles. The simple option is borderless, and the postcard option surrounds the video with a white border and also includes the video creator’s Vine username and profile photo.

In the latest iOS update for the Vine app, the company fixed a known issue with the camera freezing on the start of recording a new video.