Google finally unveils Photovine

Photovine

In June I wrote about Google applying for the trademark on the word Photovine and owning the domain name photovine.com.

Now, in the wee hours of the night, Google has unveiled Photovine.

A reader tipped me off earlier today that the site had a new landing page, and it also looks like they tipped off my friends over at Business Insider and The Next Web who have more on the story.

Here’s some additional information about Google’s newest service offering from the Support page found on the website.

What is Photovine?

Photovine is a community that’s about creating fun and unique collections of photos that we call Vines.

How does Photovine work?

In Photovine, vines connect you with people through the ideas and themes expressed in your photos.

A vine is like a constantly growing family of photos connected through a common caption created by you, your friends, and people all over the world.

Some examples of vines could be: “What Weekends Are Made Of”, “Secret Stuffed Animal”, “Party People”, or, “Love of My Life”.

As people add photos to vines, they tell their own stories about the moments, images, and ideas that define our lives in a way that’s social, creative, and fun.

Start a vine by taking a photo and creating a new caption, or add to an existing vine. Other people will see your vine and join in by adding their own photo, showing their own take on the caption.

What kind of photos can I post?

If you find yourself with a photo that you’re not sure is a good idea to post, it’s probably not. As a rule of thumb, if you wouldn’t want your family to see it, you probably shouldn’t post it.

What about privacy?

We take your privacy seriously. Please read our Privacy Policy to learn more about how we treat the information collected from you while using our app.

Speaking of privacy, remember that the Photovine community is uber public. Anyone can see your photos, even if they’re not following you. Being able to find like-minded strangers and make new friends is part of what makes Photovine so fun and unique.

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