#RIPVine And The Birth of Vine Camera

#RIPVine has been trending for days. Vine was the 6 second looping video app that bridged the divide between highlight video clips and GIFs. Twitter announced back in October 2016 that it would close its service down Janaury 17th. It later clarified that it would keep Vine on as a simplified Vine Camera. This still allows people to shoot short, looping footage, but they’ll only be able to post it to Twitter rather than to a standalone Vine feed. The app was founded in 2012 then acquired by Twitter. After seeing little revenue growth they have pulled the plug and it will be replaced with Vine Camera an app update on iOS and Android. Vine on Twitter tweeted “Today’s app update, the Vine Camera, lets you keep making Vines & posting them to Twitter, where they now loop! You will not be able to do any of the other things you can currently do with the Vine app. Once the Vine Camera is live, you will no longer be able to download your Vines from the app. They will transition the Vine website to an archive of Vines that were created through the Vine app, so you can continue to browse Vines. Videos that are under 6.5 seconds will loop whether you post them from the Vine Camera or upload them directly to Twitter.

 

 

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