Despite numerous complaints about the sluggishness of Vine for Android compared to the iOS, last night Twitter updated its video sharing Android app adding the ability to search for posts by way of hashtags or mentions of a user name. The update also enables users to share their Vine videos to Facebook. Previously, Vine on Android only shared videos out to Twitter. One feature Vine on iOS has that the Android app lacks — front camera support.
Instagram offers front-camera video support, Vine cannot The Vine update on Android blends essentially into feature parity with its iOS counterpart. The update also comes just a day after Facebook added the ability to record and share video on Instagram, which supports front-camera video shooting. Twitter has said that front-camera video will hit Android later.
From the update image above Vine’s Google Play listing also includes the usual bug fixes and minor
UI tweaks that users won’t even notice. But Twitter does promise speedier video capture and improved video quality — two improvements the app needs badly to compete with the iOS version.