Twitter’s video sharing site, Vine is officially dead. In a Tweet on 5th of January, Vine confirmed that it is going to close down on January 17 and will be replaced by Vine Camera.
Last year Twitter announced the shutting down of Vine, the famous 7-seconds video loops sharing application. According to the official announcement, Twitter is replacing the application with Vine Camera.
Update – the Vine app will become the Vine Camera on Jan 17. Please download your Vines before then! More here: https://t.co/zrE1oDTx48
— Vine (@vine) January 4, 2017
The Vine website will become an archive of Vines created through the original Vine app. This means you’ll be able to browse old Vines created by anyone but you won’t see new Vines created using Vine Camera unless you’re following the creator on Twitter.
Replacing Vine with a mobile application is like ditching the Vine community. And this might make users to give up Vine forever and switch to other mediums and platforms like Instagram and YouTube.
Vine has urged users to download their your Vines before January 17.