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Vine Android app updated with new features including revining support

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Vine by Twitter has released a major update to its Android app in the Google Play Store. The upgraded app brings a range of features including new camera tools, new channels and much more. This is said to be the biggest update by the Vine team till date. The update was recently revealed for iOS as well, and now the Android app client brings 15 new channels and more.

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Vine is a video recording and sharing service by Twitter which allows users to shoot, share and find 6-second clips on the Twitter microblogging site. Vine is a six month old service with 13 million registered users. The users can create short, beautiful and looping videos and then share with Twitter and Facebook for their friends and family to see. Users can post unlimited uploads and can explore trending posts, featured hashtags and editor’s picks.

Version 1.3.1 of Vine for Android comes with revining support (similar to retweet on Twitter) and a home-screen widget which lets the users go directly to the Vine camera and record a video for sharing with the world.

Here is the complete Change Log for Vine for Android 1.3.1:

This update to Vine is our biggest yet!

  • CHANNELS: Browse or submit your posts to 15 new channels
  • REVINING: Share your favorite posts with all your followers on Vine in one tap
  • FAST CAPTURE WIDGET: Instantly jumps to the Vine camera right from your home screen
  • NEW CAPTURE TOOLS: Shoot with style using the new focus, grid, and ghost tools
  • Other changes: A new mute button in the menu, Performance improvements

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The Vine video capture feature was later copied by Instagram, which is also a photo sharing site which was acquired by Facebook. Instagram is giving a stiff competition to Vine with its 130 million active users and Facebook backing. Vine is still pending a release on Windows Phone. The update should help Vine to get more users to reach larger audiences and survive the competition by Instagram. You can download the update from Google Play Store.

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