Vine Goes Global with 19 New Languages, New Focus on Unearthing Local Content

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Twitter's 6-second video app Vine has turned its attention to global expansion by adding support for 19 new languages in their iOS and Android apps.

Here are the new languages that Vine now supports:

Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Thai and Turkish. Vine for Android is also available in two additional languages: Filipino and Polish.

One of the more interesting things from Vine's announcement is this little bit about working on unearthing local content:

"We’re also beginning to explore ways to surface Vine videos that are popular in a particular country. Wherever you are in the world - be it Japan, Brazil or somewhere in between - we hope this update makes it easier for you to discover and create videos that bring us all closer together," said co-founder Colin Kroll.

Of course, adding a regional flare to Vine's explore feature would be a move not unlike Twitter's recent push to make trends more local.

Earlier this month, Vine finally launched on Windows Phone - but that platform wasn't mentioned in today's language support update.

Vine's been retooling and adding new features to the app lately - for instance giving users granular editing powers last month.

Vine topped 40 million users back in August.

Image via Vine Blog

Josh Wolford
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