Vidku enables users to create and share 17-second videos. Compared to rivals such as Snapchat and Vine, however, it gives you greater control over who they’re shared with, including the ability to un-share with individual recipients at any point. When shooting your short video, you can pause midway and flip between front and rear cameras, so there’s some scope for creativity. While you get to watch a preview of the video before sharing, there are no editing facilities, so if you’re not happy you’ll just have to shoot it again. You then add a thumbnail picture and title before sharing with selected friends or a private group.
It’s a promising concept, but you’ll need to add Vidku-using friends – via username, contacts or Facebook – to get started. You can also create your own private (friends-only) groups.