Twitter announced back in October that they would shut down their popular social media app called Vine, which let users share 6-second videos. The move was a part of an overall restructuring project started by the social media company. When Twitter first made the announcement, the social media community was in a state of shock and backlash towards Twitter. In an attempt to ease some people’s concerns, the company is slowing down the complete cancellation of the app and is instead relaunching it as Vine Camera in January.
Twitter made the announcement via Medium and stated that the new Vine Camera app will still be able to create 6.5-second videos and will be shared either on Twitter or in the phone’s camera roll. The only downside, the user won’t be able to upload videos to the Vine website, as that will be shut down and turned into an archive or older Vine clips. Twitter will also set up a way to link Vine and Twitter accounts so that users can quickly find Vine creators on Twitter.
There have been a lot of earlier rumors stating that several companies have been discussing buying Vine from Twitter, but none of those have come true so far.
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