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Twitter unleashes Vine for Android

Twitter unleashes Vine for Android

Twitter has confirmed that Vine, its hugely popular video-sharing app, is heading to Android.

The service, which lets users share looping six second clips, is up for grabs now as a free download in the Google Play store.

vine android

Like its iOS counterpart, which has been downloaded over 13 million times since it launched back in October last year, Vine for Android offers the chance for find friends using the service, explore others’ videos and post handiwork to Twitter.

There’s also a zoom feature that is exclusive to Vine for Android. However, the Android edition will lack some of the iOS’s version’s functionality, with hashtags, mentions, search and Facebook posting all currently missing.

Twitter has said, however, that it’ll be rolling out these features “over the coming weeks”. To get involved, you’ll need Android 4.0 or higher, meaning all the latest Google-backed smarties will play nice.

Vine is seen as Twitter’s first attempt to offer a more multimedia-based approach to its service, as it looks to take on Facebook and offer a more compelling mobile offering than its standard app.


Official Twitter blog

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