Twitter Vine to get vanity URLs

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Twitter has announced that Vine users will be able to sign up for vanity URLs on Friday, December 20th at 9AM PST. People with verified accounts will be able to sign up and all other Vine users will be able to participate starting Monday December 23rd. The vanity URLs will have the format “vine.co/USERNAME.”

To sign up for a Vine vanity URL, go to Vine.co and click on the page that shows instructions on how to register a profile URL. Twitter said that they will automatically reserve profile URLs that mirror verified Twitter @usernames.

Here is the announcement from Vine:

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 journo@twitter.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.

[Source: TNW]

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