Vine for Android gets its biggest update yet, adds revining, channels, and new capture widget
Twitter has been updating Vine for Android with a steady stream of impressive updates, and it doesn’t look like that’s stopping anytime soon, either. Twitter updated Vine just recently with a plethora of new and exciting features, which have been available in the iOS version for awhile now.
This update is really awesome, mainly because it shows how much Vine for Android has caught up with the iOS in just a couple of short months. The features added today are revining, channels, and an improved camera interface, along with a new capture widget, which iOS users won’t have access to due to iOS’s lack of widget functionality.
As you might expect, the new camera widget can be placed on the home screen to begin recording as soon as possible. As for the changes to the camera interface, they’re pretty subtle, but also extremely useful. You can now further improve your six second clips with new focus, grid, and ghost tools.
Revining is pretty self-explanatory. It’s pretty much the same thing as retweeting on Twitter or reblogging on Tumblr. You’re basically just sharing someone else’s Vine on your own feed. Speaking of feeds, you can now browse or post your Vine content to 15 different channels.
Furthermore, a mute button has been added, so now you can watch six second videos in silence, and maybe even practice your lipreading! Here’s the changelog in full:
- Browse or submit your posts to 15 new channels
- Share your favorite posts with all your followers on Vine in one tap
- Instantly jump to the Vine camera right from your home screen
- Shoot with style using the new focus, grid, and ghost tools
- A new mute button in the menu
- Performance improvements
You can grab the update by clicking the Google Play link below or by downloading it straight from your Android device.