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Vine coming to Windows Phone, Android app updated with new shooting tools

Vine has helped popularise short six second videos on Twitter thanks to iOS and Android apps, but the video recording platform has been noticeably absent on Windows Phone. That will soon change, though, as Nokia confirmed yesterday that Vine will be coming to Windows Phone in the near future. Curiously, the company buried the tidbit in its press release for the Lumia 1020 yesterday.

That’s really all the information there is about Vine for Windows Phone right now. There’s no word on when it will be released, but at least fans of the video service can rest easy now that they know an app is coming shortly.

In addition, Vine for Android was updated last night to bring it more in line with the iOS app. Vine has added the same channels functionality that was recently seen in the latest iOS update, allowing users to search or post to specific sections such as “Comedy” or “Food”. And just like iOS, the Android app now includes improved shooting controls. People can align their videos properly with a grid overlay, or help to frame their next shot using the “ghost” tool.

The Android app does get an extra feature that iOS doesn’t, though. Vine has included a Capture widget that will allow shooters to jump straight into recording mode without having to traverse the app first. That’s pretty handy for anyone looking capture a quick Vine, and a nice added benefit for anyone on Android. The update is available on the Play Store right now.

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