Facebook Blocks Vine App Videos From Twitter Users

On Thursday, Twitter launched its Vine mobile app, which allows for video sharing. It is currently available for Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone and iPod touch.

However, the new app has gotten off to a shaky start. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) has already disallowed the “find people” feature, which is based on its social graph. So when a Vine user tries to connect with a Facebook friend, an annoying error pops up!

Facebook has made no comment on this. But there is no secret that it has been in a heated battle with Twitter. Consider that last year Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, disabled integration for Twitter links, which affected photo visibility.

Video is becoming a critical part of social media, but it looks like Vine might not help Twitter much in getting into the game, especially since Facebook sharing will likely be important for success.

Tom Taulli runs the InvestorPlace blog IPO Playbook, a site dedicated to the hottest news and rumors about initial public offerings. He is also the author of “How to Create the Next Facebook” and “High-Profit IPO Strategies: Finding Breakout IPOs for Investors and Traders.” Follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

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