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Vine Finally Arrives Today on Android (Updated: It’s Live!)

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Vine, Twitter’s popular short-clip video sharing service that was previously only on iOS, will be available on Android today. For those not familiar, Vine allows you to record 6 seconds of video (with sound) and then share it with the world, much like you do a Tweet. It becomes interesting in the idea that you can pause and continue recording simply by touching and releasing your finger to and from the screen. Current Vine users have created all sorts of 6-second stop motion clips that are highly entertaining, many of which continuously loop. 

When it launches later today on Android, we’ll see a version that’s actually a step or two behind the iOS version. Thankfully Twitter claims that this won’t be the case for long, and updates “including front-facing camera, search, mentions and hashtags, and the ability to share to Facebook” are on the way. So yeah, it’s sort of half-baked for the moment, but at least you’ll be able to give it a spin and get the hang of things. They did also mention that they have features on the way which may only be possible on Android, so at least you have that.

Again, the Play store link isn’t live yet, but should be at some point. We’ll be sure to let you know as that happens.

Update:  It’s now live in the Google Play store!

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Via:  Twitter

  • Ben

    why is it not compatible with all Android phones?

  • me me me me

    i have a twitter but i never use it i hate twitter .. unless u have a bunch of friends on your twitter u cant add anybody THATS SO STUPID

  • Chris

    I can’t even download it, my HTC Incredible isn’t supported. Some BS.

  • Jackie Smith✌

    i have a huawei and it only lets me download vine eye.

  • Jenna

    I can’t seem to find it. I’m in the google play store and searched vine. Anyone know what’s up with this?

  • breperez

    No way to search for friends. -__-

  • http://www.theprogrocker.com/ John

    Doesn’t seem to work if you have two factor authentication setup with twitter. Turned it off and was able to login with my twitter account.

  • Josh Shaw

    WTB upload Zoes/MP4s

  • jbegs

    Is there a way to mute your feed?

  • ShadrachCA

    Anyone else not getting a search box in the “Find People” section? I can add people I follow on Twitter, from my address book, or invite via text or email, but I can’t manually type in someone I want to find.

  • fish1552

    It may be a nice app, but it might be a beta for Android. Try making changes to your info in app and see if you can get it to save anything. I set my location, photo and the only thing so far it will save is my Twitter account when I link them.
    Hit SAVE and then try to go back to the main screen and it will tell you there are changes pending and to either continue editing or discard changes. It’s a never-ending loop. I feel like I’m falling through portals on floors and ceilings. And I’m not even running GLaDOS! 😉

    • AB43

      I have the same problem, I cant upload videos either

  • James

    It says its not compatible with my device. Please fix it

    • Guest

      What device do you own? it requires android 4.0+

  • http://twitter.com/YourManAdrian [A]dri[A]n

    Already Vining my life away Haha

  • EvanTheGamer

    HELL YEAH, finally!

    I’ve been using Cinemagram for awhile, but I don’t really like it all that much. Glad Vine finally made its way to the better OS!

  • dmagicp

    UMM HELLO DROID LIFE? The HTC One is coming
    to Verizon. LetsLet’s start reporting it already!

  • http://friv-2.yepi-yepi.com/ Friv 2

    It’s stated that the feature you’re trying to get to work is not coming until the next update

  • DanWazz

    Cool. Now I can see what the hype is about.

  • AshtonTS

    Is it just Me or is there no way to search for people like there is on the iOS version

    • kevin

      I noticed this as well

      • geo

        did you not read the article before commenting?

  • r0lct

    Much like Instagram I’ll install it check it out for a day and then use it a couple times a month at most.

  • Bob Buttons

    “Current Vine users have created all sorts of 6-second stop motion clips that are highly entertaining, many of which continuously loop.”

    A GIF?

    • Jameson

      GIF with sound I guess

  • http://www.theprogrocker.com/ John

    I can’t wait to make totally inappropriate mini videos!

  • Geoff Johnson

    NOW it’s live! :)

  • Eion

    Just downloaded fine for my Galaxy S3

  • Jameson

    ok, I was having trouble, but now it says it will download to my device shortly (GNex)

    • Jameson

      however, it says “installed” on my google play account on the computer, but it still hasn’t downloaded to my device

      -update- I have 3 versions of nexus in my drop-down device list somehow (??) so when I selected the one that says June 2013, it then downloads just fine

  • juancarlos ramirez

    is not compatible with my device! damnnnn….GS3

    • juancarlos ramirez

      oops nvm….it is :)

  • ArrTooDeeToo

    A lot of us are getting errors, but people have commented in the play store, which means it can be downloaded. If you’re successful in snagging the app, please toss up an apk for the rest of us.

  • Eion

    It’s always funny to see people commenting on the playstore giving low stars because something doesn’t work. Meanwhile it’s stated that the feature you’re trying to get to work is not coming until the next update. But hey, who reads updates/patch notes/etc. lol

  • htowngtr

    “oops, we could not determine if this item is compatible with your device”

    HTC One

  • Mordecaidrake

    Still won’t install.

  • zmberven

    “The item you were attempting to purchase could not be found”

    • Mark

      Also getting this message on my gnex and n7

      • zmberven

        I think it’s still being propagated (is that the right word?) to the Play Store, meaning they may have jumped the gun on the announcement probably.

  • huskerhog

    It worked for me. RAZR MAXX

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/nemesis099 Nemesis099

      Why won’t it work on mine then??

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

    18MB though?

  • fartbubbler

    it’s LIVE!


  • AMPthe13th

    I’m not sure why but this doesn’t excite me much. I really feel like it should but I don’t.

  • Geoff Johnson

    “Oops, we could not determine if this item is compatible with your device. Please try again later”. Not there yet!

  • Fredy Nativi

    “Again, the Play store link isn’t live yet, but should be at some point. We’ll be sure to let you know as that happens.”

  • JimmyHACK

    And it’s LIVE!

    • Jameson

      the link is live, but it’s having trouble determining device compatibility for me (Galaxy Nexus)

      • Geoff Johnson

        Same here on my Note 2

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/nemesis099 Nemesis099

          Same on Droid Razr Maxx

          • Morgan Screen

            Same for verizon galaxy s3

        • T4rd

          Same for my potato.

          • thedonxr

            I lol’d

          • Slot_Machine

            It’s that GLaDOS operating system, might be time for a less deadly phone?

      • Omar McFarlane

        Same for Nexus 4

      • http://about.me/jim.kenefick JimK

        Same for VZW S4

      • http://tumblr.marcusjhu.com/ Marcus

        I get the same error for my SG3, must be a Play Store bug

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    Does this actually matter? Or is this just an indication that Monday is going to be a slow news day? Out of all the people I follow on Twitter (hundreds), I see maybe one or two links to Vine in a month. Has this actually caught on and I’m just not following the right people?

    • Geoff Johnson

      You probably follow mostly Android enthusiasts, hence why you haven’t seen many Vines.

    • Butters619

      Every one of my iPhone friends uses Vine. Regardless, it’s never good when a very popular app is iOS only.

    • http://twitter.com/jdrch jdrch

      You’re clearly not following the right people. Lots of Vines on my TL.

  • Nexus_FrEak

    Is it really that hard to actually read a post before commenting that a link doesn’t work?

    • John

      Anyone know how you search for custom hashtags? Don’t see a place that lets you manually enter a search string.

  • BRIM

    Glad it didn’t take 9 months like Instagram.

    • Curtis Scafe

      It should have because it sucks

  • htowngtr

    and yet play link hasn’t worked all morning

  • T S

    anybody else having problems getting this?

    • John

      reread the post

  • http://www.coroflot.com/mellerad Adam Meller

    And just like that…it was gone.