vineTwitter today announced that rather than shutting down the Vine app entirely as planned, it will be transitioned into a new app called "Vine Camera."

Vine Camera will allow users to continue to make six-second looping videos that can then be saved to the iPhone's camera roll or shared directly on Twitter. No other Vine features will remain.

The Vine app will also be updated with a new feature that makes it easier for Vine users to link accounts to transition from Vine to Twitter, with a tool for allowing Vine followers to follow Vine users on Twitter instead.

Existing Vine videos can be downloaded through the Vine app or the Vine website, and all Vines will continue to be available on the Vine.co site. Vines will be available for download through the app until the transition is made to Vine Camera.

Twitter first announced plans to shut down Vine back in October. Twitter allegedly entertained multiple purchase offers for Vine before deciding to create the Vine Camera app.

Tags: Twitter, Vine

Top Rated Comments

Michael Scrip Avatar
60 months ago
Didn't vine already have its fifteen minutes of fame?
Wasn't it 6 seconds of fame?

;)
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
musika Avatar
60 months ago
Well that's a bizarre choice that isn't going to float so well with Vine's users.

Vine as a network is VERY different than Twitter as a network.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cocky jeremy Avatar
60 months ago
If only they would shut don twitter as well... Oh well one less crappy social network app to worry about...
What exactly is there to "worry about" with a social network you don't use?
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MacFan23 Avatar
60 months ago
Well that's a bizarre choice that isn't going to float so well with Vine's users.

Vine as a network is VERY different than Twitter as a network.
Isn't it simply a case of cost cutting? The service is being shut down, so this provides a usable version of the app without it needing to be connected to a service.
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Bart Kela Avatar
60 months ago
Twitter isn't profitable.

How they are going to make money with a free Vine video service is questionable at best right now.
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zorinlynx Avatar
60 months ago
This is actually pretty good news to me. Whenever I make a Vine, 99.9% of the people who see it, see it because it was posted to twitter as well.

This basically removes the secondary, redundant "Vine" network, which didn't really add much on top of Twitter itself which already supports video.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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