How to Use Vine in this 8 Easy Steps Vine Tutorial
One of the latest new apps to hit the social media scene is Vine. An innovative app that allows 6 seconds of recording time with a continuous loop. The Vine app is currently only available for the iPhone 3GS and higher, but here’s hoping it will soon make its debut for other smart phones.
For me, Vine took a bit of time getting used to and remembering to actually use it. I love to social share in real time and I like the idea of video, so Vine is actually a great resource. Often, I find myself not recording moments because the idea of going back to edit or upload seems intimidating and daunting. I am very much a product of my era…I want instant gratification and perfection. Vine gives that to me.
Though there are things Vine still needs to work out, and I imagine after a few months or so the app will be golden. For now, there’s some really great attributes that makes Vine easy enough to add to your social media regimin.
Instantly share your Vine videos on your Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Embed your Vine videos in your blog or other websites.
Quick upload from Google+ to YouTube.
Yes, that’s right. There is a super easy way to upload your Vine videos from Google+ to YouTube. It is no secret that I am a huge Google+ fan. For many reasons, but the main one being the instant benefits for SEO. Now that Google+ and YouTube are in cahoots, what better way to keep your ranking up there than by utlizing all your resources to keep things quick and simple.
How Do you Do It?
First– make sure your Google+ account is connected with the photos and videos you take on your iPhone. (We are talking iPhone right now because it is the only smartphone Vine is available on.) Do this by downloading the Google+ app to your iPhone.
Second– shoot a video on your iPhone using the Vine app and publish it on Vine.
Third– once published, log into your Google+ account (not the app), find your new Vine video, and click on it.
Fourth– your video should be on your screen, and at the bottom left, in teeny tiny print, there is an Options button. Click on it.
Fifth– Select “Download Video”. Once the video has downloaded, open it onto your screen, and click the square button with the arrow in it (Upload button). A pop-up menu will appear with different places to upload to. For the sake of this post, choose YouTube.
Sixth– Enter the title of the video, categories and tags. IMPORTANT: If you want to share this video with the world, be sure to click on “Public” before uploading. Otherwise, it will automatically go to “Private”. You can change that in the settings on YouTube, but it is much easier to do it before you upload. Click through all the fine print stuff. Your video will start uploading.
Seventh– Once completed, there will be a link for your video. Click on that. You will be directed to your YouTube site. (If not, change your account to the one you want the video posted to.)
Eighth– Voila! Share away! Super simple, right? You can also upload the Vine video onto your Google+ albums and share there as well.
SEO Smart! How do you use Vine?