Video: Vine have announced brand new features including uploading existing videos from your phone 6 years ago

Video: Vine have announced brand new features including uploading existing videos from your phone

This is taking it to the next level...

Vine is one of our favourite apps on the planet because it's so snappy, you get to the point or the funny in six seconds and there's no messing around. Also, some of the more creative people can do stuff like this...

Vine have announced some new features today designed to make it easier to shoot and edit videos from your phone and they will take the app to a new level.

The biggest change is that people can take existing videos they already have on their phone and use them for Vines. In the old system, the only option was to recorded your video on the app. The new feature allows you, for example, to take a video of you belting out a Christina Aguilera Bruce Springsteen classic and cutting it down into a six second Vine, it's simple but genius.

Other new features include a focus-lock feature for the selfie camera, editing features like a duplicating button that lets you repeat a shot, a mute button to wipe out audio, and a “torch” mode, which turns on your phone’s flash so you can shoot in the dark.

The new Vine is out for iOS today, and the Android version is "coming shortly".

The new Vine Camera from Vine on Vimeo.

Hat-tip to Wired.