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Vine, the attention span shattering video app, finally makes its way to Android

The popular video social platform Vine has finally made its way into Google Play.

The popular social video clip platform Vine has finally made its way into Google Play. Now Android users will finally be able to explore the inexplicably trendy world of six second videos.

Vine has been one of the hottest social media apps of the past year. In late 2012, Twitter acquired the company, which enables (or limits) users to film, edit, and post six second "vines" and post them to social media.

The Vine app for iOS was released back in January, and now has finally made its way onto Android (for those running version 4.0 and above). However, according to the official Twitter blog, the two version are--for now--not exactly the same.

Though we've been very focused on releasing Vine for Android, we've continued to release updates and add new features to the iOS app. As a result, the two apps are not perfectly in sync, but that won't be the case for long. Over the coming weeks, you'll see frequent updates with new features ---- including front-facing camera, search, mentions and hashtags, and the ability to share to Facebook ---- as well as bug fixes and performance improvements. Of course, this is only the beginning ---- we have exciting plans for features that could exist only on Android.

This official Vine app will likely kill off dozens of unofficial Vine-viewing apps, which have popped up on Play to fill the gap for Android users jealous of their Vine-enabled iOS brethren.

According to Twitter, the Android version of Vine even comes with a feature that is not yet available on iOS: zoom, which you can see in effect in this minute masterpiece:


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