Towards the end of 2016, Twitter announced plans to shut down Vine. The popular app, which lets users create looping six-second videos, will be officially gone on January 17th 2017.
The app will be replaced with Vine Camera instead. This new app will still allow users to create short videos, but these will be uploaded onto Twitter instead. This means that Vine’s social community will also be removed.
Vine once topped the iOS app store, but it cites stiff competition and the lack of revenue as reasons for its closure.
The good news is that the company will allow users to download and store their previous Vines until the shutdown date. Once that’s passed, all videos will be stored and archived on its website.
Twitter users are not taking news of the app’s official shutdown too well, with some reposting funny clips that once took over the Internet:
😭😭😭😭😭 RT @MeredithFrost: May this vine live forever. #RIPVine https://t.co/lzaXfxwGHl
— Leo (@NY_Wiseass) December 29, 2016
#2016Favs RT @blkgawdduss: why did this used to make me laugh so hard, idk #RIPVine https://t.co/oNJWMVXa9M
— BET TEA (@bettynixx) December 29, 2016
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