Photoshop CC 2015 Export as SVG doesn't work for vector masks

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I tried using the Export as SVG option for Photoshop CC 2015, but it doesn't work when you have vector masks. I have the 2015.0.0 version. I have a video for vector masks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcVX2...

Now I tried doing it with clipping masks, but it doesn't work either. Layer masks, it works, but it just imports it as an image in Illustrator. I also found that when exporting text as SVG, it doesn't import as text in Illustrator.
Edit: I need to convert it to compound shape first.

I think it would be nice to have this work for vector masks. Otherwise, I'll have to do my vectoring in either Flash or Illustrator, or do vectoring in Photoshop that doesn't have masks.
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Please try the 2015.1 (current) version.
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Well, I just upgraded to the 2015.1 version and now I get a blank screen in the Export As box.
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Ok, well, I just realized that the blank screen was created because the Export As wasn't updated. Now I updated it via Creative Cloud and Export As works. However, when I try creating a folder with a circle vector mask and then add a circle layer inside the folder, it still doesn't export SVG with the vector mask. Only the circle that I put in the folder is there when I open it in Illustrator. Maybe I should suggest it as a feature?

Edit: I found out that I can just open the PSD in Illustrator and everything shows up perfectly! Everything intact! And even though Photoshop isn't capable of exporting SVGs with their vector masks, Illustrator opens up the PSD with no problems and I can export it from Illustrator as an SVG and it shows everything!