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Vine for Android hits Google Play

The Vine app by Vine Labs, Inc. of Twitter is finally available for Android users through Google Play. The app which allows its users to create short looping animations was launched in January for iOS, where it was able to gain success and reach 13 million users.


Now, Android users can join the fun by capturing six-second videos and sharing it with their contacts on Vine or Twitter. Support for more social networks will be available soon, as well.

The app also comes with a feature called Explore, which lets users see posts selected by their editors, featured ones, and trending ones.

Find Friends, meanwhile, makes looking for people that one knows easy. It also lets one invite other people who are still not part of the social network. Likewise, the app facilitates interaction with such friends through a Follow feature.

A Zoom feature, which is a special feature that had been added to the Android app, allows one to make use of the zoom function while a video is being recorded. Meanwhile, features which were recently added to the iOS version of the app, such as the ability to capture video from the front camera, search, and support for hashtags and mentions, will be introduced soon. The addition of these features will allow Vine to sync the apps on the two operating systems.

Sara Heider of Twitter furthermore announced that some features that would only be available for Android users may be coming, as well, in the future.

Many Android users rejoiced at the launch of the Vine app on Google Play. However, several reported problems with the app within the first few hours of its arrival.

Some, for instance, had difficulty searching for the app, fuelling speculation that the app was removed from Google Play for a while, and then brought back.

Vine is free to download and requires a minimum of Android 4.0.

Here is a link to the Vine app on Google Play.

via cnet

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