Vine Adds Support for Mentions and Front-Facing Camera

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NewImageTwitter's popular six-second video sharing app Vine has received its first major update, adding support for the iPhone's front-facing camera and Twitter mentions in posts and comments.

You can now shoot with the front-facing camera. When creating a post, tap the button in the bottom left corner to try the front-facing camera. You can switch back and forth between the regular and front-facing camera as many times as you want.

Vine now supports mentions, so you can tag people in your post. Users who are mentioned will receive a notification in Activity. To mention a user, type @username and select the name among the suggestions you’ll see. See the screenshot below for an example — when I type @chris, I see suggestions for Chris Fry, Chris Hardwick and Christofer Drew. When I select Chris Hardwick, his Vine profile will automatically link in my post’s caption.

Vine can be downloaded free from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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98 months ago

Tried, sucks. Nothing interesting outside 5 Vine Picks. all the rest is teenagers doing **** with their phones.


This.

I haven't found a good way to browse other Vine clips. Yes, you can use the "popular now" or "trending now" features but 95% of those are kids acting stupid or adults acting like stupid kids. Why can't I browse at least a selection of recent Vine clips?
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98 months ago

The insane cache size that vine takes up is a bit ridiculous. The fact that there is no way to clear your app without deleting and reinstalling. Currently vine is taking up over 600mb on my phone. That seems a bit ridiculous.


Yes, this. Terrible app design. My Facebook cache gets huge too.
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98 months ago
The app needs:

* Option to not record audio
* iPad universal
* Ability to use existing video footage (with similar hold to record UI)
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