Twitter’s Vine App Now Available on Android

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Vine for Android

Android Smartphone owners will finally get their chance to participate in the six-second cinematography goodness that is Vine. On Monday, Twitter announced that its Vine app — previously only available to iPhone users — is now available for free download on the Google Play Store.

Since the release of Vine for iPhone back in January, the application has become quite popular, amassing an impressive 13 million users on the iOS platform alone. The Vine app allows users to shoot up to six seconds of video and share the clips with friends, either on Twitter or within the app.

The Vine app for Android released today isn’t necessarily feature-complete. Twitter plans to deliver a host of new features in forthcoming updates, including access to the front-facing camera, push notifications, hashtags, mention features, and search functions for both people and tags.  The Android version of the app also boasts an entirely unique feature, as the app supports zooming on both the Galaxy S IV and HTC One.

Vine’s arrival on Android could mean big things for the popular app. The app could potentially grow exponentially within the next few days due to Android’s incredibly large user base. Instagram saw such success when it launched on Android back in April of 2012, adding over a million new users just after 12 hours of launching on Google’s OS. A similar spike is entirely possible, but just how many users Vine will attract remains to be seen.

 

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