Twitter for Windows Phone adds Vine video playback

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Twitter released an upgraded version of its official client for Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone, enabling users to view Vine video clips directly from their timeline.

TWitter Vine Windows Phone

Twitter introduced Vine video playback for Windows Phone users.

Twitter introduced Vine in January. The free app enables mobile device owners to film and share videos running no longer than six seconds. Users can film clips in a single take or pause the recording to string together montages of brief shots. While Twitter for Windows Phone now supports Vine playback, video creation and uploading remains limited to Twitter's dedicated Vine apps for Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS and Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android.

Twitter for Windows Phone version 2.1 also brings new photo filters and effects. "Just tap the camera icon to capture an image from your phone's viewfinder, or pull in a shot from your Cameral Roll. Then apply one of eight new filters," explains Microsoft editor Michael Stroh. Also new: An integrated composer for more seamless tweeting and various bug fixes.

Twitter passed the 200 million monthly active user milestone in late 2012. Research firm comScore reports that 53.6 percent of unique Twitter users access the platform via mobile device.

For more:
- read this Windows Phone Blog post

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