This one really came out of left field. Seemingly out of nowhere, Twitter has announced that Vine will no longer exist.
Twitter acquired Vine in October of 2012, and four years later, Twitter is shutting down the social media video app.
Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at loops and see creativity unfold. Today, we are sharing the news that in the coming months we’ll be discontinuing the mobile app – Vine Press Release
The release goes into more detail about what will happen in the coming months to Vine’s users and platform. Nothing is happening to the app, the videos, or the website in its entirety today, and won’t for some time. While this is good news for Vine users, the website is still closer to extinction than its birth.
Vine announced in the released that for now everything on Vine will remain in the app and online, but users will be notified before changes are made to the app or website. Nothing was said about when that end date may be or what will happen to the videos and website after it shuts down.
While the end is near, even though no end date has even been mentioned, Twitter has already exploded with great moments on Vine. Here are a couple as well as people saying goodbye to the six-second video platform.
as long as the one perfect vine survives, it’s ok https://t.co/E2kpMCCY8h
— Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) October 27, 2016
— Lil' Cory From SW
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) October 27, 2016
R.I.P. in peace to the world's greatest Vine – DMX llama https://t.co/ZwFq2xFFUc
— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) October 27, 2016
RIP Vine. It was all downhill from here anywayhttps://t.co/D4SPmyoaXW
— Alex Putterman (@AlexPutterman) October 27, 2016
Goodnight, sweet prince. https://t.co/YMmWiacN7R
— Jon Tayler (@JATayler) October 27, 2016
This remains my favorite Vine. https://t.co/5MOVKeG3Yp
— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) October 27, 2016
RIP Vine https://t.co/hHoq0Jy3TT
— Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri) October 27, 2016
RIP Vine. May this still loop forever.https://t.co/PkOkBD2v4X
— Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson) October 27, 2016
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) October 27, 2016
— No Laying Up (@NoLayingUp) October 27, 2016
VINE IS DEAD. LONG LIVE VINE. https://t.co/lD0jM90D0c
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) October 27, 2016
[my thoughtful farewell oration on Vine]
[oh, you have to click the unmute ico–]
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) October 27, 2016
give this an oscar for best short film https://t.co/uptW6t5gzL
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) October 27, 2016
My most looped Vine https://t.co/9hsNtyApAJ
— Jason Gallagher (@jga41agher) October 27, 2016
like any social network there was a lot of garbage on Vine but there were many inarguable treasures https://t.co/V0Q0i1Q921
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) October 27, 2016
RIP Vine. you taught me how to feel true love in 6 seconds or less. https://t.co/WR5xEkIrcA
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) October 27, 2016
RIP Vine. Should've feared the reaper. https://t.co/xkI1nKudbs
— Brett Taylor (@BleacherNation) October 27, 2016