Twitter’s Vine Changes App Store Rating to 17+
iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Twitter has addressed some of the biggest complaints about its new Vine app, which allows you to share six-second video clips, in a new update.
Following major complaints about pornographic content inside the app, an update released Tuesday night requires users to confirm that they are 17 or older. Previously, the app had a 12+ age rating.
Apple recently pulled photo sharing app 500px from the App Store because it had received complaints about pornographic content in the app. It required the company to resubmit its app to the store with some changes and a different age rating.
Despite media reports and comments about pornography in Vine, the app was never removed from Apple’s store. When reached by ABC News, Twitter and Apple had no comment regarding the rating change.
In addition to the rating adjustment, the new update adds the ability to report users; before you could only report pieces of content. You can now also block a user; that person’s content won’t show up in your feed, similar to Twitter. Twitter has already made it harder to search for porn or inappropriate content with the app.
Current Vine users can download the new version of the app now. New users will get the changes automatically when they first download the app.
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