twitter axes vine

Twitter axes Vine

Vine, the home of looping six second videos of people’s cats acting funny, will be shutting down its mobile app in the coming months and no longer accepting uploads.

STAY CALM! Twitter announced that, for the moment, nothing is happening to the apps, website or your current Vines. In their announcement, Vine promised:

‘Nothing is happening to the apps, website or your Vines today. We value you, your Vines, and are going to do this the right way… You will be notified before we make any changes to the app or website’.

Twitter acquired Vine before it had officially launched in 2012 for a reported $30m (£24.6m). However, Twitter has since integrated a separate video facility into its main platform, and acquired and launched the livestreaming app Periscope.

Six second videos seemed a great pairing for a service famed for its punchy 140-character posts.
But over time, it was clear Vine just couldn’t compete with short videos on Snapchat and Instagram.

Of course, everyone’s had their say on social media!

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