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Twitter’s Vine video app update brings front facing camera support

Want to capture the emotions you experience throughout the day and curate them into a six second video clip? Well Twitter’s Vine app just made those infamous ‘selfies’ a lot easier.

The updated app, which landed on the App Store today, unlocks support for the iPhone’s front-facing camera rather than just the rear snapper.

Better still, users can switch between the front and rear cameras as they’re shooting video by hitting a new ‘switch video’ button at the bottom of the app.

That means users can capture an event in their personal eyeline and then flip the cameras to capture their reaction without pausing the recording or flipping the handset around.

The update comes as Vine starts to become a legitimate means of making (very) short films.

The respected Tribecca Film Festival in New York recently held a competition for films made with Vine and some of the results were quite impressive.

Just last month 20th Century Fox became the first studio to release a film trailer with its The Wolverine teaser, while EA also released a Vine video teaser for the forthcoming Battlefield 4 video game.

Alongside the new camera access, the update brings support for ‘mentions’ allowing users to tag their friends when uploading videos.

“Today we’re introducing an update to Vine that we think you’ll love,” the company wrote on its blog.

“Over the last few months, we’ve asked for your feedback on a lot of things, from reporting bugs to suggesting new features. We’ve been listening.”

What features would you like to see added to Vine? Instagram style filters? Enhanced editing tools? Better sharing? Let us know in the comments section below.

Via The Verge

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