Vine Rolls Out New Update

by Rob Riches on May 2, 2013

VineUpdateSince launching in January, Vine has made a tremendous impact on the social media scene. On Tuesday, the app was updated to reflect significant changes that make it more interesting for users – new use of the front-facing camera and the ability to mention other users.

One change is the ability to switch between front-facing and rear-facing cameras, as a way of appealing to iOS users. With a dual-arrow symbol occupying the lower left corner of the screen, Vine users on an iPhone or an iPad now have a more convenient way of shooting their six-second loops from the front, and can switch between the two as many times as they can fit in the clip.

The app also now includes a mentioning feature, where users can tag other users in a clip. It’s a simple process; all you need to do is add a “@” symbol before the user’s name. If a user is mentioned in a clip, they will get a notification in their Activity feed for their viewing pleasure.

The newly updated app is available in the App Store for free download.

About the Author

Rob Riches is the Social Media Journalist Intern for Bad Rhino, as well as a senior at Cabrini College. At Cabrini, Rob serves as the Operations Manager for the school's radio station, 89.1 WYBF-FM (where he hosts a weekly show), and also as a Resident Assistant. In his spare time, Rob enjoys watching the Philadelphia sports teams and hanging out with friends and family.

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