Twitter to launch vanity URLs for Vine users’ profiles on Dec. 20

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Twitter will quickly enable Vine users to claim self-importance URLs for his or her profile pages.

The land grab starts Friday at 9 a.m. PT for customers with established Twitter accounts, the social network introduced in an e-mail to journalists Wednesday. All other users of the video-sharing provider will be capable of register for vanity Vine URLs on December 23.

Like facebook and Google+ prior to, the Vine vainness URL, which will appear as “ (username),” offers the advantages of ease of use and discovery it lets in, the micro blogging website said.

“Like your Twitter profile, a vanity URL offers the ability to share profile pages easily,” Twitter mentioned in its e mail, which said the URLs were non-compulsory but may best be registered by existing Vine customers.

Twitter will robotically reserve vainness profile URLs that suit validated Twitter usernames; however users must declare the profile URL by means of registering for it, the social community mentioned. Users may additionally request a profile URL completely different from their tested handle as long as it would not healthy a tested account on Twitter.

“As soon as a profile URL is taken, it cannot be registered by means of any individual else,” Twitter mentioned, including that handles for noncertified accounts may not be mechanically reserved for a conceit Vine profile URL.

To claim their vanity URL, Vine users must log in to their Vine debts and practice the accompanying registration instructions.