Viddy on Thursday announced a major update to its video sharing program. The move is meant to help the company fight back against Twitter’s Vine application.
The new update allows users to create stop-action recording, add filters to their videos and even develop YouTube annotations for Viddy recordings.
In a company statement Viddy’s team announces:
“We are very excited for all of our Viddy community members to see what we’ve been working on and to start having fun with the second generation of our mobile social video app.”
Viddy has been attempting to take on Twitter’s Vine by adding further YouTube integration and introducing an Explore tab so users can find popular videos that have been shared by others. Viddy also allows for Facebook and Twitter sharing with a simple share button configuration.
According to a company spokesperson:
“Our creators told us that they wanted more options with creating video, so we increased the time limit and added the ability to pause and resume, then stitch together clips.”
Viddy now includes more than a dozen filters for users to enjoy.
The company is also supporting recordings up to 30-seconds in length, more than double its previous limit. Vine videos in comparison are only six seconds long.