Published On: Fri, Dec 16th, 2016

Vine won’t be private from a app stores, will instead relaunch as “Vine Camera”

In October, Twitter announced it was shutting down Vine, a app that let users emanate and share 6-second looping videos. Today, a association says it won’t indeed lift a Vine app from a app store as it had progressing implied, though will rather transition to a new, low-maintenance app called Vine Camera. From this new app, you’ll still be means to record Vine videos, though a incomparable Vine village will be gone.

Vine Camera will launch in January, replacing a Vine app that’s live today.

The videos available regulating a new app can be saved to your camera hurl or posted directly to Twitter, a association says. That’s a identical plan that Facebook-owned Instagram uses among a ecosystem of apps, too. Instead of perplexing to build them into their possess amicable media brands, Instagram’s Hyperlapse, Boomerang, and Layout only feed calm behind to a categorical Instagram application.

Vine Camera will do a same.

In addition, Twitter will attempt to move the Vine user base to Twitter.

The association says that it will deliver a new approach to follow your favorite Vine stars on Twitter in a days ahead. “Stay tuned for a ‘Follow  on Twitter’ presentation soon,” a company said in a blog post announcing a news, though didn’t offer serve sum on this partial of a transition.

The Vine website will continue to live on, as Twitter progressing promised. This will sojourn a place where we can crop by and watch all of the Vine videos combined over a years.

While many Vine regulars were upset about a shutdown, Twitter’s doing of this situation is improved than how many companies in a identical position would have proceeded. It has turned down merger bids, in fact, and is instead doing a closure itself.

Unfortunately, it’s sincerely common for under-performing products to simply get sealed down wholly on a given date (hopefully, after a brief “data export” period), rather than kept during slightest partially online.


Of course, if you’re prepared to leave Vine for good, that’s still an option. Twitter had pronounced it would offer a approach for Vine users to trade their videos and that underline is live on a website now. It will also continue to offer exporting collection from a iOS and Android apps forward of a transition to Vine Camera.

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