It took Vine about five months to finally launch on Android after launching on iOS at the beginning of this year. And when that Android app arrived, well, it was kind of barebones. It didn't supports search, mentions, hashtags, Facebook sharing, or a front-facing camera. Vine promised that in the coming weeks they would add these features.
Now, they've made good on an important one. The new Vine for Android (version 1.2) now supports front-facing cameras. Hello, selfies.
It's not like taking a selfie is impossible without front-facing camera support, but it's way too hard. Clearly, this update will help in that department, one that has become one of the primary ways that Vine users communicate (and have led to some of the funnier Vines out there).
The new update brings a couple of other improvements. Here's the full update list:
This update includes:
- Front-facing camera
- New upload manager for unsubmitted posts
- Improvements to settings
- Improvements to camera loading time and support for more devices
- Speed improvements overall
- Bug fixes and UI improvements