Vine for Android Gets Updated, Receives Capture Widget and More

Vine for Android has quickly become a very popular app, and now it’s time for it to receive a bunch of updates, in order to cater to its growing Android user community.

The Twitter-owned app, which I’ve covered in an article not long after its release, gets a series of very useful improvements in the new update, as you’ll see soon enough. I gave them a try and have to admit that I’m pretty impressed with the update.

Here’s a look at the new features.

Vine widget

First of all, the most visible change is the Capture widget, which, if you’re a Vine addict, you can add to your Android device’s home screen, so you can start capturing a new 6-second tale in an instant. A good idea, since it makes things easier to use. You can see how it looks in the screenshot below.

VIne update widget

A  few other useful additions help you make your Vines better. Namely, you now have a “ghost” feature which, when active, shows you a shadow of the previous frame, so you can adjust things to absolute perfection.

There’s also a grid feature, which helps you make sure your video is straight. You can see them both in action below – they’re both in the menu under the image, where you can also switch between cameras (provided your device has two).

You’ll also find the focus button in the same menu (it’s the third one).

Vine update ghost grid

And that’s not all. Apart from the normal bug fixes and performance improvements, you can now also re-Vine your posts (Vine’s equivalent of a reTweet, because the service does belong to Twitter, after all), as well as share your contributions to 15 channels.

Also, the menu now includes a new mute button which comes in handy if you’re at work.

A nice update for Vine, which most certainly won’t go unnoticed by all of its fans.

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