Twitter’s Vine has grown from strength-to-strength since its launch in January of this year. From fairly humble beginnings, the short video sharing tool exploded to become the fastest-growing app in the world, and new features from Twitter have kept the platform nicely buzzing.
Good news. From tomorrow (December 20, 9am PST) vanity URLs will be launched for all verified accounts on Vine, with the service rolling out to all users from December 23.
The format of the vanity URL will be vine.co/username. Twitter will automatically reserve profile URLs that mirror existing verified Twitter usernames, but everybody else needs to be quick.
Here’s the announcement from Twitter:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
(Hat tip: The Next Web.)