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Vine for Windows Phone is now available for download

Updated 11:30 AM ET: The Official Vine app is now live in the Store. Link below.

Vine has today announced on the official blog that their Windows Phone app will be released today. Fans of the service have been left with little choice but rely on third-party solutions (6sec and Viner to name a few) while Vine looked at developing an official app for Microsoft's mobile platform. We covered an unveiling of the official Vine app at Nokia World 2013, but soon you'll be able to download the app and create some awesome short clips.

If you're not familiar with the service, Vine enables you to create looping videos with sound - think of them much like animated GIF images. The team will be releasing a product, which is in line with what's already available on iOS and Android. However, they have confirmed specific Windows Phone features such as the ability to pin favourite Vine accounts to the Start screen and we bet there'll be integration with the camera.

Download the official Vine app for Windows Phone here in the Store. 10 MB, Free. Windows Phone 8 only.

Source: Vine

Rich Edmonds is a word conjurer at Windows Central, covering everything related to Windows, gaming, and hardware. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a device chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

279 Comments
  • Wahoo!
  • I tipped this!
  • 1000 internets for you and an "atta boy" too.
  • Good job Jasper❕
  • Jasper??
  • Yes❕ You❕.. You're Jasper❗.. That's why we all bow down to you.. Thanks for your ever continued support of the WP platform, and WPC.. You are a WP GOD, my friend.
  • You sir are an amazing human being. We all are in your debt.
  • You are awesome to.. Don't forget yourself. You awesome person.. You.
  • Ok. Enough of the humbling act.;-)
  • What❔ Everyone likes the $hit out of you.. Don't you think that's cool❔
  • FINALLY! I have been waiting for this day. Thanks, guys.
  • Really❔ I've been waiting for the day Kate Upton knocks on my door and ask to wrap her lips around my rooster.. I guess we all have different aspirations.....
  • Yeah, but he was waiting for something plausible. You are waiting for a fantasy that will never happen.
  • Hey, I just want to let you know that it happen around 3:24pm today. So, don't ever try to crush my dreams again... And yes, she does smell like bubble gum, just like I suspected... Jokes on you❕❕
  • This guy gets it. ^
  • 6sec really gave us a reason not to wait for this :P
    But fine that it's here finally!
  • Yeah, it's good for adoption.
  • If you would have said "Vine that it's here Vinally" it would be funny :)
  • This is how I feel about 6tag / Instagram.  It's good for companies to support WP, but honestly, with such great third-party apps, I'm not chomping at the bit like I use to. 
  • Nice!
  • I hope Instagram will be releasing soon.
  • Right
  • You know it will.
  • Tom Warren of The Verge replied to a comment saying it could be here before the end of the month.
  • The hell does he know. I could have said the same thing based upon "in the coming weeks". I actually think it will be out before next Friday for obvious reasons
  • I have a slight feeling it will be out November 22nd..
  • RUDDDDDDDDYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!
  • +1000000
  • Why are you calling him?
  • Just don't call him 2 more times!
  • Bouh!
  • NOOOOOOOOOOOO! STAY AWAY FROM THE LIGHT RUDDDDDYYYYYYY!!!!
  • Rudy is da best!
  • All these apps are copying of yours Rudy! Quick, push the kill switch!! :P
  • 6sec but appreciate it
  • Rudy is a great guy, and at times, better than the official apps, but what else is he going to make?
  • He's working on a Snapchat client at the moment.
  • Yeah, what's taking so long with that❔
  • Last I heard he's tackling every unsupported app.
  • Yay!
  • i can't wait for rudy's version of infinity blade!
  • Lol
  • So we have everything that iOS has? I think there's PLENTY left to do. I wouldn't worry about that ;-)
  • Ask.fm please..
  • Siriusxm-I've been bugging them for 2 years.
  • I'm still waiting for a few.. A DirecTV companion app that actually works. Instagram (coming soon) A Proper Youtube App Subway Surfers and other random games  
  • No worry pal, he still has to fill the gaps from Waze, Gtalk, GVoice, Tinder, Hangouts, Dropbox, Pinterest...    And he might also try to make REAL apps for Facebook, Facebook Messenenger, Gmaps, Youtube...
  • Tinder and Pinterest are the only non-Google apps that I think WP is lacking (Waze is Google now btw)
  • Waze is almost ready to release for WP8.
  • It's almost ready to release for 9 months... it's like a baby
  • The bad news is that waze has a step father.......google so it could delay the birth    Taht sob  lol
  • If you realy think there needs to be a "gap filled" for missing google apps, you must be smoking sherm.
  • Yeah, cuz 99% of WP users are fanboys that hate the evil Google and doesn't relly on Waze, or Hangouts or Gmaps, or Goggle Docs, or a dedicated Gmail app, or G+, or Google Earth, GTalk, or Analytics, or Google Translator............ Why someone would move from other platforms to find no Google apps when you can have an Android/Iphone and rock with Skydrive, Hotmail, Skype, Office... Where Facebook and WhatsApp (ok, this ones you can't say nobody uses) actualy works, and have that many thousand apps that don't work here or relly on a few good third party developers to FILL THE HUGE GAP Yeah, I must be drugged
  • I only use Gmail, YouTube, and google chrome, but rarely on my phone.
  • Like your comment. Hate to disagree, but WhatsApp is one of the most awful apps compared to the other OS. WhatsApp on Android is a beauty.
  • I agree with you. I said that people USE these apps, not that they are any good. Like facebook for WP, WhatsApp is a total embarassment for the platform. Even Wechat or Line, which have fewer users are better apps
  • Waze is already coming. The Google has announced that they are cutting off 3rd party apps in early 2014
  • I would love to see a Rudy's Youtube version :)
  • I would love to see a Rudy's Youtube version :)
  • Waze said they are close to going live.
  • He should make a Pinterest app.
  • Pinsation works pretty well.  Focus should be on apps that don't already have a viable alternative.  
  • Yea I could totally go for snapchat, tinder and YouTube apps from Rudy!
  • Pinterest! My... um... my wife, yah... SHE wants a Pinterest app... its for her... I swear. Sheesh, guys don't use Pinterest... *ahem*
  • Nice!
  • WP8 only?
  • Coulld be
  • About time
  • Yeay! And then Path! Wooooohhhooooooo!!!
  • YES PLEASE PATH !
  • Yea! It has been 4 months since they announced it but still waiting..
  • Yes Path Please. That and Nike + are the only things I am missing that don't have a 3rd party replacement or official app.
  • Yes, nike running+ too!
  • And ultraviolet on the flixster app.
  • DAMN. .... Would be great if instagram came out before the release of the 1520. I am not abandoning 6tag, but that would be great for 1520 commercials to promote the phone and ecosystem to future WP owners.
  • yes - because in a 2 minute clips it is essential to say "instagram avaiable" to promote Nokia and WP :)
  • Actually, yes it is.
  • It really is.
  • It isn't. In fact it reinforces how long we wait for such things.
  • I have been using 6 sec and its an amazing substitute for Vine. I'll still use it even after this one drops but I'll check this one out as well.
  • hell yea keep it comin' son
  • For Windows 8.1 ???
  • YES. Now what about Official Instagram AND Mint!?
  • Instagram is coming by the end of the month supposedly.  Mint is supposed to have a release by the end of the year, so hopefully that is still the case.
  • Check the news feed. There just was an article about an official beta starting for both Win8 and WP8 for Mint.com
  • Which I signed up for and have yet to hear anything back... 
  • U know what games, I love to see on WP8? The infinity blade series. Random, i know.
  • With Xbox achievements
  • + PvZ 2
  • PvZ 2, Temple Run 2, Candy Crush
  • Candy Crush with achievments would fly like hotcakes with wings and muscles (unlikely though)  
  • I'd love to see GTA IV and 5 on WP too. IOS has all the gtas. but IOS can keep all those so-called'freemeium' +IAP apps, with the exception of asphalt 8 and qonqr I guess. (they aren't plagued with ads and are not PTP.)
  • Spelling official is tricky & hard...
  • +1 it obviously eludes many of us...
  • Hehe, you're not the only one that noticed that...
  • LOL, I didn't notice.
  • There is no "I" in the team and we are offical WPCentral team.  Okay may be there is only 1 "I" in the team.
  • lol :D +920
  • Hope it runs on the HTC 8S.
  • Vine. Check.
  • Now for the Snapchat :)
  • Will probably still stick with 6sec, thank you very much.
  • Awesome. Luv Vine....
  • Woo! There are some vine specific features that haven't made it to 6sec so I am excited to see them
    . That being said, 6sec is amazing so I am ready to see if vine can have the same fluidity.
  • Snapchat, instagram, bbm and that's about it :)
  • Gonna stick with rudy, but I'll give this a try
  • When the application is visible? پس کی برنامه قابل مشاهده میشه؟
  • I bought 6Sec a while ago.. but right now they show me some ad's! tha's it not right... so i will use vine official app instead
  • It won't let me download it
  • It's just not live yet.
  • Can Rudy tackle an ESPN app? I have major issues with both the Scorecenter and Nokia ESPN hub apps.
  • I'm getting errors trying to download it.
  • No. It's just not live yet.
  • Even if you stick with 6sec (like I will be), you should still download and login to the official Vine app.  If these companies see lots of dowloads/use of their app, they and other developers are more likely to bring more and more apps to WP.
  • +1520
  • +925
  • +925
  • This!
  • That!
  • Who's the black sheep?
  • 6sec unlike 6tag, it doesn't offer more features than what the official application already does. On the other hand, 6tag does the job better.
  • I can sleep in peace now :)
  • R.I.P.
  • Hurry up Instagram. Getting official apps on the platform really adds momentum. People from other platforms keep telling me that WP does not have Instagram as an official app. I hate to hear that. Bring it on folks!
  • I love when they say that cause I have a chance to show them 6tag and how different it is from there official app as well as the WP features to 6tag
  • If they add the DISGUSTING shadow under the nav bar like they did in the recent Twitter update...I will kick and I will SCREAMMM!!
  • It looks so ugly I know!!
  • Finally! Instagram Your Turn!
  • NEST app please.
  • Awesome.. Now where is instagram....
  • =D < my face all day today cuz of this
  • Instagram tommorow! Haha I'm just wishing. Probably will need Carrier update...*sarcasm* :( But....at least its coming!!!! :)
  • I think I will stick with 6sec, just because I want to support the man who helped us get through hard times.
  • I'm using 6sec at the moment. But glad that the official app is released
  • +920
  • Awesome. Another win for Windows Phone.
  • Hopefully Win8 will be coming soon.
  • Awesome! Can't wait for the official instagram app. Hopefully snapchat joins the party soon. With those two I will no longer need to use third party apps (Rudy's are great but I prefer official apps)!
  • Got it. :D
  • Downloading now!
  • The link is actually wrong. Here it is http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/vine/f9e6f07e-e47e-47f5-806d...
  • It's live right now!
  • Yessss!!!! Instagram next!
  • Won't let me download
  • Looks like it's live a mere 2 minutes later. Just worked for me.
  • Okay we got vine ready to be downloaded, now where are the other line ups at the 1020 announcement apps like path and flipboard, waiting for those apps seems like forever since both dont have any thirdparty Client to fill the void.
  • Downloading now
  • Looks like it's live now. Just started installing.
  • Just downloaded it
  • Just downloaded it. The link is live now.
  • You can download it now
  • Installing...
  • Not in my region..? California isn't accepted?
  • Just downloaded...in cali
  • Looks like it's wp8 only, please let me.be wrong
  • Installed, but won't let me sign in ... claims bad credentials.
  • I get this problem too Dx
  • Wow!
    I am proud to be a windows phone user and very very happy that i choose windows over ios n android... I was a Symbian user... Nokia is just awesome
  • Not available in my region #Chicago
  • Try downloading now...its live
  • Rich, now the link is live!!!!!
  • Laggy. Doesn't allow to disable AutoPlay on Vines. Very few options. Another bad port to WP8. Sticking with 6sec.
  • I don't think any of the official Vine apps have the option to disable autoplay. Probably wrong about that though.
  • No. U'r right! No option to disable auto play on any platform.
  • I never said any "official" app does, but its annoying and can be disabled in 6sec so I'll stick with that. :)
  • Nice an official Vine, now we need a official Snapchat
  • I get an error code when trying to download from the WPC app. Also I can't find it in the WP8 store when I search.
  • Same here
  • it looks ugly !! thats for sure
  • That's what she said.
  • But she forgot about it 6 seconds later
  • im sure she will say the same thing about your thoughts
  • I signed up for the beta and nothing yet. Anybody received a message about being accepted to participate in the beta for mint??
  • Well, that takes care of "V" in my apps list. Now I just need "X " & "Z" apps.
  • Don't have any "X", but "Z" I have Zomato and Zinio?
     
  • Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Yay!!!!!! +822
  • It gives me 895a0194 error :(  EDIT: It just started downloading :D 
  • turn off the wifi and let it download via phone network.  Same thing happened to me.
  • I get a sign in error when trying to sign in with my twitter account
  • not available yet ...
  • Have no desire to download the official app. sticking with 6sec until it'll no longer be supported.
  • Download and delete. The more official apps are downloaded the better it looks for the platform
  • +920
  • Vine official app sux 6sec spoiled us too much. Only the Video preview is better in the official app compared To 6sec
  • Another WP8 only DOWNLOAD..
    IM..AHHHH
  • Finally I can upload 6 sec long videos without having to pay $3.
  • Flipboard?
  • Who gives a crap! Go 6secs all day!!! :-) its cool with the support an all. But its too dam late. Sorry vine!
  • Download it just so we keep getting first party apps....
  • I agree. I don't use Vine but I just installed it.
  • The only thing better in the official one is the tools to create the Vine. Everything else is better in 6sec (not to mention it's likely Rudy will replicate those tools soon)
  • Now gives snap chat! Cause I don't care about the official instagram! We have 6tag!! :-):-)
  • Got it installed! Now what?
  • Its not so smooth. Havent tried the upload feature... Good enough for version 1.0
  • Just downloaded it and so far I like it. 6sec deleted.
  • Lots of bugs and glitches.
  • Such as username not found, and followers/following etc done via 6sec don't show up in vine
  • Was visible.
  • http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/vine/f9e6f07e-e47e-47f5-806d...
  • It keeps saying that there's a "network error" every time I try to log in via Twitter...
  • Instagram is coming closer.........
  • Will Fliboard be available soon? I was an iPhone user and now I decided to move Lumia 920 and I love it but miss Fliboard, 6tag and 6 sec work for me well, but good for WP to have official apps!
  • yes flipboard is coming by the end of the year, if we have instagram and flipboard 2014 will be a good year for WP8
  • Hope before the end ends!
  • If you ever wanted an app to "stop the music" ... Vine does the trick.
     
  • I think it is safe to say, for the time being, Rudy's 6sec is a lot better.
  • I don't use it but downloaded it to show big app companies people will download their junk
  • Rudy all we need is snap chat and a better third party Facebook app so Facebook is supped up on Windows Phone and the app store keeps growing also add multiprofile support to fb app!
  • Yeah, and while he's at it maybe he can fix Fuse as well.
  • It's a bit choppy when scrolling on my Nokia Lumia 920.
  • Yey finally! Btw bad news for the WP7.x owners, no support for them :|
  • Wow i cant belive how slow and slugish it is on my 1020. Unbeliveable....
  • +1020
  • Can't sign in to the app with my Twitter account because my password has a / in it.  Confirmed two accounts with a / won't sign in, but an account with no special characters can.  Bummer.
  • I will download and use it with a secondary account, but 6sec won my heart because Rudy made it happen for us. Still, I'm grateful that Vine is now available for WP.
  • This Vine app proves how awesome Rudy has been in his development of 6sec.
  • Wp8 ohhh all grown up
  • I like how I can't login with my twitter account in the app but I can on the site.
  • Well, it's good looking, fast and smooth (L920) but I'm in love with the possibility to NOT AUTOPLAY like I can on 6sec, so it's still my primary one. 
    But I'll keep Vine just in case someone tries to talk crap about WP for not having official apps ;) Edit: NOT fast and smooth, it's actually laggy. :/
  • Lol I'll do the same with Instagram. People don't seem to care about 3rd party apps =(
  • I was really hoping the official app would fix the issue 6tag and Viner had with seamless looping but I guess not... I'll probably just stick with 6tag except for making Vines because the ghost feature is really useful!
  • That awkward moment when you realise that Rudy is more competent than an entire company.
    Next in line for the K.O.: Instagram.
  • I will have both of each its good to support official apps in the store more will come by the masses
  • This
  • Thanks to wpc
  • Interesting that followers via 6secs isn't found using vine. Even though logged in
  • Now I can hang with the cool kids who gives a f
  • Lol, wish I was cool. I'm not even gonna try
  • Its ridiculous how much better 6sec is. It had a higher resolution so everything isn't huge, prettier and doesn't have lag!!!! This app is soo laggy and why don't you have the option of making the top bar green. More respect to Rudy.
  • What is the point of this app now that Instagram does videos as well?
  • Instagram still is primarily photo oriented. Vine is way more interesting because it forces people to be more creative in 6 secs. Most instagram videos are of drunken idiots. Or concerts.
  • Holy wow this app sucks. Sluggish as all hell! 6sec it is!
  • Amen!
  • 6sec still the best,this one has a lot of frames!
  • Where's my disable autoplay option??  :'(
    Guess I'll stick with 6sec for a while..
  • Meh
  • Very happy to see official apps coming to the store
  • Now Pinterest, please............
  • Yeah ! More and more official app coming to WP8. Even though I didn't use Vine, but still happy to hear this news. Cheers :D
  • same here...but will download and use this damm thing
  • Meh
  • Sorry... but some of you all are like those little girls on "my sweet 16" or whatever it is... get something new, and all that matters is what's next or why did it take so long, or everyone else has had this for so long. Grow up.   That said, I have little use for this, but I'm gonna DL it anyway.
  • And your point is? Dude this is a site for FANS. F-A-N-S of the plataform, not just informative. If you don't like it, read just the article. Shit. Is it hard to do?
  • Oh my god! finally Vine on windowss phone! another win.... go ahead nokia !!!!!
  • Tried it and it's slow and choppy. Won't switch from 6sec.
  • Woop woop official app
  • Nice for a developer to actually use fast resume. It is the API that is least used in windows phone that needs to be used to corral in the Android and apple fans. Few things are worse than instinctively hitting an app you've recently launched on the start screen only to have it boot up to the home screen and atop what you were doing.
  • Windows phone 8 only.. Of course
  • Um, is it just me. Some of the comments seem like the app is not ready but I just downloaded it today from windowsphone store. Its ready for download and so far it looks good!
  • i never used this thing, but I will creat a account and use... like with 6tag, I just created an account and bought to support..   will support vine decision too, in favor of Wpcommunitty
  • my preference is 6sec even after releasing official app
  • 10 minutes into Vine and I think I've decided I can live without it. One upside of this service might be that if aliens ever gaze upon our little globe they'll see Vine and decide we're just too dumb to bother invading.
  • Blatant copy of 6sec :P
  • Can't sign in... Figures!!! Sticking with 6sec.
  • Its great, very good app
  • Rudy could make a killer YouTube app!
  • Windows phone 7? :(
  • Apps aren't made for WP7 much anymore :/
  • Please correct the headline. The word you're looking for is "official" :)
  • downloaded and working here (Guatemala)
  • Come on people! its better give support to all the developer that is trying to work hard and make window phone better every day,we know that this official vine will be better with the next update! today is the firts day so go ahead nokia!  
  • We actually know nothing of the sort.  I DO know that Rudy worked hard (and still is) on his 6Sec app, and it's a much better app.  I give support to great third-party developers.  The only issue I care about regarding "official" developers is that if they aren't going to give Windows Phone due diligence that they sit down, shut up and let great third-party devs to their thing.  So, no, I'm not impressed by the official Vine app.
  • Downloaded it.  Tried it out.  I prefer Rudy's 6Sec a LOT more than the official app.  Third-party apps win again!
  • I don't see a setting to disable the live tile- I follow some vines that don't need to show up on the tile ;)
  • Some processing errors on my Lumia 520...
  • Does anyone know if paltalk will be released?
  • No love for WP 7.8
  • It's so dense, every single image has so much going on.
  • Best amateur porn ever xD
  • I think the official app is better than 6". Just sayin.
  • Although I preder Rudy's apps.. the apps with video are expensive
  • 6sec is better. I said it.
  • It's heaps fast and smooth on my Nokia 925, videos load up pretty quickly too! Well done Vine!!!
  • So is Instagram Video better or Vine better.
  • I just had talk with RIM. They predict bbm will arrive to windows phone early next year. 
  • Too late guys, I've got used to 6sec app which is great! and don't care about the official app anymore. Boo hoo
  • The autoplay becomes an issue when you're scrolling and you stop on a vine, but before it fully loads to play, you've scrolled on. The old video still plays.
  • On my Lumia 1020 with the official vine app everything is cool until I upload and view. I get no sound and a black screen. If i open and view my vine with 6sec it works but voice is out of sync and its very choppy. Still shows a black screen the the official Vine app.