The Twitter-owned Vine has received another update, this time adding a long-requested feature: the ability to hide “revines” (re-posted updates) when browsing through users' profiles. Of course, this makes it possible for users of the iPhone application to view self-made content when checking out their friends' profiles.
Twitter updated the free app this weekend adding the feature. Besides the ability to hide revines, a number of bug fixes have been made to the application, and support for Polish has also been added. As Twitter outlines in Vine's release notes:
- Ability to hide revines when browsing a user’s profile feed
- Bug fixes and stability improvements
- Support for Polish
Vine first launched in the App Store back in January, and so far it's received updates adding trending hashtags, front-facing camera support, a sharing button, and a number of new camera tools. However, in June the Facebook-owned Instagram launched a competing service, Instagram Video, inside its own free iPhone application; early reports indicated that Instagram Video was proving to be more popular than Vine, with the number of Twitter-powered Vine shares dropping following Instagram's video-enabling update.
It's great to see Vine improve further through yet another update. As mentioned, Vine can be downloaded in the App Store free of charge and is optimized for the iPhone and iPod touch.
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