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Bryan M. Wolfe
| December 20, 2013
Twitter’s Short Video Service Vine Is Launching Vanity URLs
Twitter has launched vanity URLs for the company’s short video service, Vine. The URLs take the form “vine.com/username,” according to an email announcement. For now, only verified Twitter account users will be able to register for profile URLs. Everyone else can begin registering on Monday, Dec. 23. Here’s the entire announcement:
Starting Monday, December 23rd, Vine users will be able to register a vanity URL for their Vine profile (e.g. vine.co/TwitterForNews). Verified Twitter accounts will be able to register profile URLs starting 9 AM PST, Friday, December 20. Like your Twitter profile, a vanity URL offers the ability to share profile pages easily like you can with a Twitter profile (e.g.twitter.com/TwitterForNews). Vine profile URLs are optional and can only be registered by an existing Vine user. The Vine team will automatically reserve profile URLs that mirror verified Twitter @usernames. Even though the Vine team will reserve profile usernames, you must still claim the profile URL by registering it. If you would like a profile URL that is different from the handle of the verified Twitter account (for example, @RealSMG may want vine.co/SarahMichelle), this can be accommodated but you must register the URL, assuming the account is not already a verified account on Twitter. Once a profile URL is taken, it cannot be registered by someone else. Twitter handles that are not verified will not be automatically reserved for Vine profile URLs. If you have an unverified URL that you would like to reserve, please send a list to email@example.com, and we can help reserve it. To register, visit vine.co, login with your account, you’ll then be directed to the page below, where you can register your profile URL.After visiting vine.co/profiles through mobile Safari on my iPhone, I was able to get the Vine profile "bryanmwolfe," after first logging in with my Twitter account @bryanmwolfe. For now, this page says "Your Vine profile will be ready soon," and suggests that I tell my friends on Twitter and Facebook about this. The page is currently only accessible via a mobile browser. Are you ready to grab your very own Vine profile?