The Tragic Fate Of Vine: Social Network Bound To Transition Into Camera App This Month; Fans React
Twitter has just announced that it will shut down Vine this month. The social network will now become a camera app that will still allow fans to upload 6-second videos. Fans have reacted and they aren't too happy.
The announcement to shut down Vine was first made on Twitter but a more detailed explanation is now published on the official website's FAQ page. The website says Vine will become Vine Camera on January 2017.
A notification will be delivered to fans before the shut down happens. Vine Camera, on the other hand, will still allow fans to upload 6.5-second videos to Twitter. The short clips can also be saved to the camera roll and that's pretty much all that the reincarnated Vine has to offer.
The Biggest Questions Answered
First, Twitter has come up with the Follow On Twitter feature so Viners can be found by their original followers. However, it appears that the feature won't be available on the day Vine shuts down. Instead, fans will be notified once the feature is available for use.
Next, Vines can still be downloaded from the app or through the vine.co website. Unfortunately, downloading of files will only be until January 17. Once Vine is murdered, videos can no longer be claimed. Game Spot says that users will still be able to view old Vines on the official website after Vine Camera launches.
Fans React to the Death of Vine
Numerous fans have aired their thoughts on Twitter's decision to kill Vine and transform it into a camera app. Most commented with GIF images expressing anger, sadness, and sarcasm while others pointed out that they do not want the Vine Camera. Twitter has yet to address the issue of fans being displeased about its decision.
Viners are encouraged to start downloading their Vines before January 17 to make sure they will still have copies of the videos. The plan to shut down Vine was first announced in October but this time, it's happening for real.