The six second video app Vine gets a major update

Vine has been updated to version 1.1 in Google Play today, bringing along some much needed boosts in the performance category, Facebook sharing and the ability to clear out your local cache in the app settings. A quick look through the reviews of the original version in the Play store shows that plenty of folks weren't having a great experience with the app, and hopefully today's update alleviates most of their issues.

The change log has been posted, here's the sweet sweet bullet point version:

  • Search for users and hashtags
  • Share to Facebook
  • Improvements to capture speed, quality, and audio/video synchronization
  • Clear cache option available in Settings
  • Other bug fixes and UI improvements

Interesting that Facebook sharing came so quickly after the release of Instagram with video, but on Android that should have been an easy enough fix. What we're happiest seeing is a setting to wipe the local cache. What it does is erase any unposted Vines from your devices storage, freeing valuable space for other things. It's a step in the right direction, but it still doesn't address the real issue -- dumping possibly unwanted Vines there in the first place. We'd much rather see something asking you if you'd like to save your unposted Vine before just leaving it there. Every little bit counts -- especially with video files.

To update or try Vine for the first time, click the Google Play link above.


Reader comments

Vine for Android updated, brings performance updates, Facebook sharing and ability to clear cache


The release date for this is curious with IG Video coming out this week. But the update is too little too late for the Android community that had to deal with a bug-riddled app missing major features for weeks.

Sweet...still no front facing camera support! Instagram is worlds ahead, which is sad considering when their update was released.

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Vine pretty much sucks on Android. But I don't think Instagram video will kill vine as vine is pretty linient on what people can post (LOTS AND LOTS OF NUDITY!) Plus on instagram, people get their instagram deleted for showing even the most conservative amount of cleavage.

Anyway, I am not complaining because instagram video is badass! Plus they let you use the front camera, unlike vine. Even on the newest update that can't get their shit together!! Come on VINE! Catch up!! (on Android at least!!)

Viva la video competition! Always better for the enduser!

My Instagram feed was full of screenshots from friends uninstalling vine, celebrating! Lol

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At the moment Instagram is clearly better... wait what? Did you say nudity? Ahem, what I meant to say is, Vine kicks ass!

Oh, poor Vine, I've already deleted it from my device since I don't need two social networks when one will do.

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