When Facebook launched Video on Instagram that lets users record 15 seconds videos, many jumped to the conclusion that this could be the end of Twitter s Vine. But it has been quite the opposite and Twitter today announced that it has over 40 million registered users on its video app. Also Read - MIUI 13 reportedly delayed due to need for further optimisations: Here's what we know
We've said this before and we'll say it again: this community – now more than 40 million of you – is amazing. Thank you for inspiring us.
— Vine (@vineapp) August 20, 2013
This is a massive jump when you consider that the app had only 13 million users, before making its debut on Android in July this year. It won t be wrong then to guess that Google s mobile platform has made a significant contribution to these numbers. There s a small catch though Twitter has only revealed the number of registered users and not the number of active users. This essentially means that a lot of users could have registered to try the app out and then abandoned it.
Though there is no way to guess just how many users are on Vine regularly, these numbers are indications that micro video apps continue to grow in popularity.