I’ve noticed how none of the original Vines had watermarks on them, and after being recycled over and over in Vine compilations, the creators really never got credit for what they made.
I’ve been working on the idea of a native watermark adding feature, where in the final stages of posting your video, you can add a watermark to it to prevent stealing or use without permission.
Here’s my basic idea of how it could work-related
For the first time you make a video, a callout could show an ‘Add Watermark’ button, where clicking it automatically adds small text to the video.
From there, you could resize the text using hadles, change the color, or adjust the opacity. There could also be a small monochromatic logo next to the text, so you can recognize from YouTube or other places where the video’s from.
Change between white or black text and adjust the opacity with a slider from, say, 10-70%. This would prevent super aggressive and obnoxious watermarks. (cough tiktok cough)
By default, the app could save the non watermarked and watermarked version to your camera roll, for whatever reasons you want.
Please add your ideas or thoughts to this! I think this could be a welcomed feature with some work. I have my PSAT coming up tomorrow so I can’t do much now, but tomorrow afternoon I’ll try to add some mockups of how this could all look.