Starting today, owners of Windows Phone 8 devices can enjoy the capabilities of yet another popular service out there, namely Vine.
An official Vine mobile app has been released on the platform, enabling users to take advantage of Twitter’s video sharing service.
Vine was made available for iOS devices in early 2013 and also landed on Android earlier this summer, but it needed a few more months before being released on Windows Phone as well.
However, it seems that owners of devices running under Microsoft’s mobile operating system can take advantage of the same features and capabilities that are available for other platforms as well.
This includes the ability to shoot six-second videos using a phone’s back or front camera, and then to share them on Vine and social network sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Additionally, the software enables people to stitch shorter videos together to come up with six-second, looping clips that can then be shared with others.
"Tap and hold the screen to create short, looping videos with sound. Camera tools, like grid and ghost, help you shoot like a pro, and, of course, you can put yourself in the action with your front-facing camera," Vine explains.
"Check out Explore to view popular posts, browse through channels, or see what’s trending, and discover which of your friends are already on Vine with Find People."
In addition to these, Vine for Windows Phone will also take advantage of specific features of the operating system, including the ability to pin Vine users to a handset’s start screen.
Moreover, the mobile client comes with integration of Windows Phone’s camera Lens feature, which should enable users to shoot some interesting videos.
One other functionality that the new mobile app will provide its users with is support for fast resume, which takes advantage of the platform’s multitasking, The Verge reports.
The mobile application has already become available for download in the Windows Phone Store, although the link might not work for all users out there.
Up for grabs as version 126.96.36.199 at the moment, Vine offers support for all Windows Phone 8 devices.
Update: You can now download Vine for Windows Phone from Softpedia as well.