Even before it began facing stiff competition from Vine, Cinemagram had already been updated regularly. And now that it is facing stiff competition from Vine, Cinemagram is only expected to be updated with even more features and improvements.
Released over a year ago, Cinemagram is an app that lets you make photo and video hybrid creations called “cines.” Unlike “vines” in Vine, these cines actually look more like GIFs than videos.
Last January, Cinemagram gained support for making Shorts, or vine-like mini-movies made of combined cines.
And late last month, the app was updated with a new creation layout. Also, it was updated with support for tagging friends in comments and captions.
Now, Cinemagram has once again been updated with a couple of improvements.
One, you can tag friends on any cine as well as on any comment or caption. Just tap on any cine to start tagging. Note that you can tag any cine, whether it’s created by you or another user. So, you can easily notify your friends about any cine that actually includes them or you think may interest them.
And two, you can now import GIFs to create cines with. Just tap the button in the lower right corner of the capture screen to import a GIF from your device’s library. Tapping the same button also gives you the option to import a video, which is notably absent in Vine.