Monday, 8 April 2013

Vine Introduces Trending Hashtags

imageSix-second video sharing service Vine has improved its app’s Explore tab with a new trending hashtags section, making it easier to discover videos depicting popular subjects.

“Since launch, there have been a ton of awesome, creative posts that don’t always make it to the popular sections”, said Vine Co-founder and CTO Colin Kroll on the company’s blog. “In many cases, these posts include a hashtag that the community is using.”

The new trending hashtags section will help users to find creative videos posted by other users who they don’t necessarily follow. To keep the service as up-to-date as possible, the Trending section shows hashtags that have risen rapidly and recently in popularity, rather than those that are specifically the most popular.

The implementation of hashtags on Vine comes as no surprise considering the fact that the company is an affiliate of Twitter, the hashtag luminary. A number of other platforms have taken up the hashtag mantle, including Flickr and Path. Facebook, meanwhile, is reportedly going to introduce hashtags soon.

This is the second improvement Vine has made to its service in the last few weeks: late last month Vine was updated to allow users to post Vine videos on other websites. The service has seen continued growth since its Twitter acquisition in October last year: according to StartupStats, Vine has grown 1,300 per cent in the last month alone.

What do you think of Vine’s new Trending section?


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