Vine adds new channels, capture tools and revining

The initial popularity of Vine on Android may be hit-or-miss, but updates with new functionality just keep coming -- this time with improved capture tools and new ways to manage sharing. First up are new improvements to creating Vines, which in addition to front-facing camera support now includes the option to show a viewfinder grid, manage auto-focus and add a "ghost" effect to your video. The main overflow menu for the app also now includes a global "mute" switch (thank you!).

On the content side, users can now browse and submit posts to 15 new channels in the app, and can easily "revine" (share) posts to your own stream. The update also includes a "fast capture" widget, which lets you jump straight into the capture mode of Vine to catch those short-notice moments.

You can grab the Vine update from the Play Store link above.

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

  • Sure would be great if they could get the image quality to match the native camera resolution. My Vines are all degraded and pixelated, even though my phone has an 8MP camera.
  • It's because they have to resize it for the square format of Vines. Posted via Android Central App
  • Still doesn't work for me. I've never been able to create a video because the "processing" part of the capture crashes my phone, causing for a hard reset.
  • Anyone else noticing an issue with their feed missing a whole bunch of Vines after the update? I've uninstalled and reinstalled, and my feed skips multiple weeks. Seems strange that this happened. Posted via Android Central App
  • Make sure auto sync is on in the android settings. Not sure if that would be it, but you can try to sync it manually. I remember I had this problem once, and it eventually fixed itself.
  • "ghost effect" isn't something you add to your vine, it's a tool to help you keep your shots in line. It's especially helpful for stop motion vids etc. Posted via Android Central App
  • who uses vine...L0L