We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Vine update adds front camera, Twitter-style mentions

Vine, the app from Twitter that lets iPhone owners create and share six-second videos, scored a few updates on Tuesday. It's easier now to make videos that star you, and Twitter-style mentions are now supported, too.

No longer are challenging hand contortions required when you want to film yourself. With the 1.1 update, Vine now supports using the front-facing camera while you shoot video. You can, of course, switch back and forth between the front- and rear-facing cameras in the same video.

The new support for mentions means that Vine users can, in video descriptions and comments, use Twitter's @-notation to reference their friends.

The updated Vine app also includes improved people search and assorted minor fixes.


IDG UK Sites

5 reasons not to wait for the Apple Watch: Why you shouldn't buy the iWatch

IDG UK Sites

Why local multiplayer gaming is rapidly vanishing: we look at the demise of split-screen and LAN...

IDG UK Sites

How Emotional Debt is damaging digital design

IDG UK Sites

How to update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8: including how to install iOS 8 if you don't have room