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Vine For Android Gets Homescreen Shortcut For Instant Video Recording Plus iOS Features

on July 12, 2013

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Vine has brought its Android app up to speed with the iOS counterpart, adding revining, camera tools, channels and more, along with one more update that the iOS doesn’t have– a capture widget. The little homescreen widget immediately boots up the Vine video recording screen so you don’t miss the beginning of those sudden, sharable moments.

The green video icon on the Android home screen lets user bypass the Vine homescreen feed that the app’s normal icon opens. This new addition could give Vine an edge when pitted against Instagram, which requires multiple taps to open the app and switch to video before you can start recording a mini-movie.

This shortcut will likely remain exclusively available to Android users, since iOS doesn’t support the home screen customization.

All other revisions to the app were released for iOS last week. These include revining for showing your followers Vines shot by someone…

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