Vine for Android finally arrives in the Google Play Store


Twitter has just announced that Vine, its quick 6-second video service, has launched for Android. We’d been waiting for this for a while after being left out of the loop while our iOS-loving friends got all the fun.

Unfortunately, the app isn’t quite available just yet — it’s supposed to be in the Play Store, but the link is dead as of the time of this writing. We’ll keep checking it and see if Twitter can give us an estimate for when it’ll be live, but for now it’s still a dream. So close, yet so far away.

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To start, users will be able to create videos, share them to Twitter, and find their friends right within the app. Android users will also get an exclusive feature: the ability to zoom. Even with all of that, though, Twitter admits its Android app still isn’t quite up to speed with the iOS version.

They promise that will change in the weeks to come, however, as they’re planning very frequent updates to add tons of new features, some of which will be exclusive to Android. This will include front-facing camera support, push notifications, the ability to mention people and use hashtags, and the ability to search.

We’ll be feverishly awaiting its arrival in the Google Play Store at some point today, but for the time being let us know if you’re going to at least give this quirky little social concept a try. If you thought 140 characters weren’t enough, just wait until you try to create a meaningful video in 6 seconds.

[Update]: It’s in the Play Store. Go get it now!

[via Twitter]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Thought vine was 6 secs not 4or did twitter decide to drop the time limit from 6 to 4?

    1. It is 6 seconds, not 4.

    2. Yea, sorry. For some reason the number 4 was stuck in my head.

  2. It’s about time!

  3. i want it! all my ios friend have it and are constantly using it, but im like huh? i don’t have it….

  4. Is there a link that is working now

  5. I have a couple friends who really got me excited about Vine only to realize later when I checked the Play Store Android was left out of the loop.

  6. cant download..weird!

    1. Same here

  7. IT’S HERE!

  8. Link still doesn’t work

  9. Error when trying to download..!!!

  10. It’s working now

  11. Vine is the greatest app

  12. Maybe I’ll start using the video camera on my phone now.

  13. What’s so great about this?

  14. Only released for 4.0+, the rest of us are hosed. That may be why it doesn’t download for some of us.

  15. Protip: Don’t search the hashtag “vineforandroid” — you wont like what you find. -_-

  16. where is the OPTIONS TO SEARCH TAGS//????

  17. incompatible with the galaxy s showcase….

  18. The front facing camera doesnt work for the vine app.

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