Yesterday popular microblogging network Twitter announced the launch of its Vine video sharing application for Android. Vine is a free app that enables mobile device owners to film and share videos running no longer than six seconds. Users can film clips in a single take or pause the recording to string together montages of brief shots.
Announcing this, the Twitter blog stated,”Android owners: Welcome to Vine. Starting today, you can begin to shoot, share and watch short looping videos. We’ve been looking forward to this day, and we’re excited to get the app into your hands.”
It added,”Vine for Android has many of the features that more than 13 million people have grown to love: easy video creation with automatic playback and sound; Explore, where you can discover popular posts and see what’s trending; and Find Friends, where you can find and invite people you know to join. You can also share your posts to Twitter –– people will be able to watch them right within your Tweet. Oh, and we added a feature that’s unique to Android: zoom.”
The blog also stated that over the coming weeks, user’ll see frequent updates with new features –– including front-facing camera, search, mentions and hashtags, and the ability to share to Facebook –– as well as bug fixes and performance improvements.
Android users running 4.0+ can download Vine from the Google Play Store.