Confirmed: Vine for Android coming soon to the Google Play Store

As a social media junkie, Vine has been one of the few “must have” apps I’ve envied my iOS friends for having at their disposal. Never sure of the exact reason, the developers have seemingly shunned an Android port after the app was introduced on iOS back in January (it’s now #1 in the iTunes store).

For those unaware, Vine is an app that allows users to create small, 6 second video clips, pausing the video during recording as many times as they’d like. These clips can be easily shared to Twitter or Facebook, giving a small peek into someone’s daily life. It’s true alternatives like Cinemagram exist, but not having direct Twitter integration was always a downside. The worst part is we were never sure if Vine was ever coming to Android — and that’s what was really driving me nuts.

Wonder no more, friends. While speaking at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Vine developers have finally confirmed that an Android version of their video appĀ  is indeed in the works. No word on an exact release date but really, that’s all I ever needed. Just a small glimmer of hope. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for further updates. In the meantime, you can watch all the world’s Vines as they’re uploaded in real-time (warning, you may begin to hate the world and everyone in it when you’re done).

[via The Verge]

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  • FidelityNy

    I’ve been waiting 2 years for Super Squawks “The Creeps!”… If only someone (Initials C.C.) could e-mail them on my behalf and ask if it’s ever going to come. Still hoping.

  • Jordan Caviness

    I was just looking for the app like two days i know i guess i have to wait…

  • Trevor Bradbury

    Right? So if you want to make your photos look like total arse you use Instagram and if you want to make a completely rubbish video then you use Vine. I’m getting too old.

    • Chris Chavez

      OR…. you could make something completely awesome and share it with the world:

  • TechGuy22

    so….. should we be excited or something ???

    • Chris Chavez


      • OnpointG3

        Always wanted to learn how to do that…

        • Chris Chavez

          I can do it without even bending my knees.

          • OnpointG3

            haha impressive

  • blest

    Dunno what was keeping them..

  • Jason Farrell

    The only thing I know about Vine is……


    “Take a left turn on Citrus Avenue!!!”

    • Jordan Caviness

      Citrus ave. in Fontana,Ca? Naw jk lol

      • Chris Chavez

        What’choo know about Fontucky? O_o

        • Brandon Nwarueze

          Wow I never thought I would see a comment about Fontana anywhere on the internet.

        • Victor Fuentes

          I use to live on Lime street in Fontana haha

    • BIGshane123456

      haha CITRUS! BLAH!!#!#!#!

  • Dane Walton, Jr.

    possibly a dumb question, but does one require a twitter account to use vine?

    • Chris Chavez

      Don’t have the app but since it’s owned by Twitter, my guess is…. yes?

    • Edgardo F. Salgado Bonilla

      no u dont, it’ll ask u either to make a vine acount or login with twitter

  • TheTechWay

    Nice article!

    I also wrote about this on my blog, if anyone is interested:

    • Chris Chavez


  • DroidnTech

    Uh, another narcissistic, oh I’m so important app. How’s one to recover when he is repeatedly receiving pings saying “stop sending me your rubbish” and realizes that nobody cares?

    • Chris Chavez

      Wait- exactly who are you talking about?