March 30, 2015

Vine App Now Available for Android Devices

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Prepare for an invasion of six-second video clips. The Vine app is now available for Android.

Vine is the very popular app launched by Twitter at the beginning of the year. It allows users to record short videos and post them to Twitter. And until Monday, only iPhone and iPad users could get Vine.

A post on the Twitter blog announced Monday that the app will now be available for Android devices. If iOS users are any indication, it will be a hugely popular download for Android too.

Twitter says 13 million users have downloaded the Vine app for iOS and that 12 million Vine video clips are posted to Twitter every day. As users become more familiar with the concept, offerings have gotten better and more creative. The app is already being touted and used by many as a marketing tool.

The introduction of the Vine app for Android will have its hiccups. Already, some users have logged negative reviews for the Android app, specifically that a device’s front-facing camera does not work with Vine and that the audio is not in sync with the video. Some features available on the Android app are not currently on the iOS version, and vice versa.

In its blog post, Twitter says, “Over the coming weeks, you’ll see frequent updates with new features — including front-facing camera, search, mentions and hashtags, and the ability to share to Facebook.”


Joshua Sophy - Staff Writer

Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is a staff writer for Small Business Trends, covering technology and business news. He is a journalist and editor with 15 years experience in media. A former newspaper reporter and editor, Joshua also serves as President of the Board of Directors of a curling club and is editor of a regional newsletter focused on the sport of curling in the Eastern U.S.

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  1. Pretty sure plenty of Android users out there are excited about this announcement, Josh. Yours truly included. :) Prior to this, if you wanted to use Vine and didn’t happen to be an Apple user, you were out of luck. But no more!

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