Twiter updates Vine for Android with front-facing camera support, upload manager & more

By Alexandra Burlacu | Jun 28, 2013 05:25 PM EDT

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Instagram's new video feature may have grabbed headlines recently, but Vine for Android has something of its own to offer: front-facing camera support.

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Twitter's Vine for Android stirred plenty of waves when it launched, but one big complaint among its users was the service's lack of support for front-facing cameras.

The existing Vine for iOS app has been supporting front cameras for months, but Android users were inexplicably left without this option up until now. Twitter's new update for the Android version of Vine finally adds front-facing camera support, or, as the company touts, Vine is now "selfie-enabled."

Twitter updated Vine for Android a week ago, adding search for users, hashtags, sharing to Facebook and some other improvements, but the "selfie" feature was still MIA. That update left many users disappointed for the lack of support for front-facing cameras, but six days later Twitter finally delivered the much-longed-for update.

Vine for Android finally plays nice with that front shooter, but it also brings various other tricks to the table. The app now has a new upload manager for un-finalized Vines, sports a few enhancements to the settings screen and brings an overall speed improvement. The camera in particular allegedly loads much faster now.

The new version of Vine for Android is now available for download directly from Google Play, and the complete list of improvements includes:

  • Front-facing camera support
  • Improvements to settings
  • New upload manager for unsubmitted posts
  • Improvements to camera loading time
  • Support for more devices
  • Overall speed improvements
  • Bug fixes and user interface (UI) improvements

As previously mentioned, this new update comes just days after the previous one, and finally brings what users were demanding for months. Instagram's new video service may or may have something to do with it, but a little competition never hurt anyone. On the contrary, in this case it seems that competition went a long way and really helped Vine get its act together, especially when it comes to the Android version. Which one do you prefer? Facebook's Instagram video service or Twitter's Vine, with all of its new updates?  

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