If you’re looking to spice-up your social network feeds, a few social media video apps have come on the scene that are relatively easy to use and can give your online social posts a bit of pizzazz. Think of these video apps as next-generation animated gifs (by the way, there is an app for those, too), that lend themselves to a bit more features when it comes to creating short video clips. The three I will profile with brief descriptions are:
- Vine – One of the first video apps to hit the scene, the app by Vine Labs, allows user to create a six-second, looping video (Why six- seconds you ask?) that can be posted as a Tweet or to Facebook.
- Periscope – A live streaming app brought to you by the makers of Twitter that allows your followers a point of view glimpse into your daily live a la video. The “broadcasts” can also be saved for later viewing. The Telegraph has a good article with more details.
- Nutshell Camera – A Pezi product whereby users take three pictures, add text and/or “stickers” (special effects) to each photo and completes the process by having the app produce a short video stitching the photos and overlays into
Here are examples of each app using the same video to give you an idea of the look and feel they have to offer.
Create six second video that loops. Share to Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr.
Broadcast live video to fellow Periscope and Twitter followers with the option to save broadcasts.
Create videos by taking three pictures and adding onscreen text and stickers, a.k.a., visual effects. Share to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Prezi, email, or text.
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