Vine, the micro vlogging app, which allowed users to record and share short bursts of insanity, is no more. In a statement from Twitter, who owns Vine, this morning, the company announced that they would be shutting down the popular app, reducing the runtime of a typical Vine from six seconds to zero seconds.
“Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at loops and see creativity unfold,” said Twitter. “Today, we are sharing the news that in the coming months we’ll be discontinuing the mobile app.”
Easing fears about the future of user content, Twitter has made it clear that the site would remain active, so previous content could be found, shared, watched, etc. So there’s no need to start exporting your Vines and importing them to Instagram just yet.
The announcement comes on the heels of Twitter announcing significant layoffs, firing 9 percent of its workforce.
Nothing will be happening to the site today, so continue Vining away. As for the rest of us, let’s relive the magic that was Vine in 2016 and fall in love all over again.