Vine for Android Now Available

Vine, Twitter’s six-second video sharing app, now comes in non-iOS form. Vine for Android is now available on Google Play, and comes as a free download for devices with Android 4.0 or higher.

The Android version of Vine comes five months after it debuted on the iPhone. Twitter launched the video sharing app in late January after acquiring the startup company behind Vine. The iPhone version of Vine has amassed over 13 million users so far.

Vine for Android, which is available beginning today, does not have the similar features found on its iOS counterpart. However, Vine has stated through its official website that an array of new features will be available in future updates, including the ability to shoot using a front-facing camera, push notifications, search using people and tags, and the inclusion of hashtags and mention capabilities. These features were included in the iPhone app in a massive update that arrived during late April.

In contrast, Vine for Android has something unique to this version, as it enables users of both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One to zoom in on their video recording.

It is now only a matter of time how Android users would accept Vine on their Google-powered handsets and compare Vine’s reach to that of Instagram when the photo-sharing app became available on Android. Instagram managed to gain a million new users in just 12 hours after its Android release.

Source: Twitter blog, via TechCrunch

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