Vine, the video equivalent of Twitter, has received an app update that brings in a number of tools that should make getting content onto the site a better experience. The update drops a new icon at the bottom left that lets users pull up videos from their gallery (referred to annoyingly in the app as a camera roll), preview videos of any length, and trim footage down into a 6-second version that probably doesn't do the original any justice (ahem, I mean, make them Vine-ready).

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In addition to the aforementioned features, users can mix videos together and perform more actions on their clips. There's also functionality in place for recording in poor light. If my introduction didn't make it obvious enough, I'm no Vine user, so I haven't gone that deep into the app to try things out myself. But for the Vine fans among us, here's the provided change log.

What's new:

  • We’ve unlocked something new: new camera tools that offer additional, more advanced ways to edit your videos, and you can import existing videos from your phone.

In the capture screen:

  • A new button on the bottom left to access your camera roll
  • Preview videos of any length, and trim them to 6 seconds or less
  • Upload a single video, or mix and match to tell a story!
  • Undo last recording
  • Flashlight for recording in low light

In the edit screen:

  • Duplicate a clip, or trim a clip