Whether it’s giving developers the ability to add native videos and GIFs to their apps, or supporting their app monetisation with MoPub, Twitter really does a lot with Twitter Kit, updating it regularly to catch up with what happens on the platform itself. This time, Twitter Kit has been updated to support Vines, as well as prepare for Twitter’s changes outlined in “Doing More With 140 Characters“.
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Vine itself doesn’t see many updates or changes to the way it works, but it still has a very keen following and some incredibly talented content creators. And to showcase their work, Twitter wants to get it out there as much as possible. This of course leads to the recent update which Twitter Kit product manager Ben Ward presented in a blog post,
[quote]Whether it’s Buzzfeed covering memes that punctuate a news cycle, or reactions and highlights of the big game in Bleacher Report or from the NBA, Twitter Kit now delivers Vines seamlessly to your app through Tweets. With this update, your apps automatically expand Vines in the timeline, and play loops with the same seamless, silky-smooth technique that Vine pioneered.[/quote]
Vine by Alicia Herber
If you are a developer using Vine, you can update Twitter Kit to v2.3 on iOS or v1.14.1 on Android to get the Vine features in your app, but it will also prepare you for the other changes that Twitter set out recently – namely Tweet object changes that we talked about here.