While the one-take, no-edit feature of the Vine app was part of its simplicity and quirky charm, the reality is that many users have pined for the ability to save and edit their creations from the very start. And with Instagram video already offering some simple editing tools, Vine had to do something - and they have. The new Sessions and Time Travel features were rolled out in October 2013, so let's take a look:
Sessions mode allows you to save in-progress Vine recording and come back to it at a later date. For example, if you wanted to dramatically move scenes, then trying not to accidentally record or close the app en-route could be problematic. Now, with a tap of the "piece of paper" icon, you can save and work on up to ten projects at the same time.
Time Travel Mode
Unlike Instagram's video function that only allows you to delete the one previous clip you shot during a project, Vine's new Time Travel mode enables you to remove, reorganise or replace any shot within a recording session before you decide to post it. To start, tap the green bar from the camera while you're shooting, or tap Edit while you're previewing a post.
While these updates might upset the Vine app purists, I suspect that the majority of people will welcome these new enhancements with open arms. Which camp do you belong to? Let me know in the comments below!