Vine makes some cool new amends – adds Selfies videos

A month or so ago I wondered out loud whether people were still using Vine, that Twitter backed animated GIF/mini video type thing that was all the rage earlier in the year..

Well it seem that Vine has been listening to what its user have been saying and has now introduced a few very worthwhile tweaks.

In a post on the blog here the company announced a few minor amends and one very cool new feature.

As for the minor stuff you can now mention people in your videos so that when the video is posted they will receive a notification in Activity. There have also been some tweaks to the search system that Vine says makes it work more efficiently.

The big change though is the introduction of Selfies.You can now create Vines using your front-facing camera. To do this you need to tap the button in the bottom left corner to try the front-facing camera when you start to create a post. You can switch back and forth between the regular and front-facing camera as many times as you want.

Here’s an example of how it works. Looks a lot of fun.

So are you still using Vine?

Btw this is still the best Vine ever – genius

Ashley Norris