Vine started out 2013 with a bang, and as it pushed beyond iOS and arrived on Android, its momentum seemed stronger than ever. And then Instagram caught up. Last week, we saw Instagram evolve from its old filters-and-photos routine to start capturing video, as well. Not only that, but it offered users the opportunity to record clips over twice as long as Vine’s. Was Vine’s day in the sun over? It may be too early to call in the fat lady, as today we’ve got a new Vine release out with a number of new features for Android users.
The big one is probably support for front-facing cameras. For as much flak as front-facers get, Vine seems like one of the perfect uses for them, so this is a welcome change. There’s also a new upload manager to help you keep track of clips as you prepare them for publication, and a whole bunch of smaller stuff: bug fixes, performance tweaks, improved settings, and the like.
You can check out Vine 1.2.0 in the Google Play Store right now.