Vine, the 6 second video sharing platform is no more….
Vine, the popular 6 second video sharing platform will finally be closing down after a couple of difficult months. Twitter, its parent company had already stated that Vine will be closing and today it became official. 18th January 2017.
All the content will be pulled off and the app will be demoted to Vine Camera from where you can directly upload 6 second clips to Twitter, like how Periscope works for live video with Twitter.
In October we let you know that we’re shutting down Vine. Since then, we’ve been working closely with creators to find out what’s important to you, to answer your questions, and to make sure we do this the right way.
Here’s what’s coming: in January, we’re transitioning the Vine app to a pared-down Vine Camera.
It is a sad move as Vine was a very accessible way for creators to get on with content online. These stars potentially lose their livelihood. Vine held meetings with the top artists before pulling the trigger. Maybe they started seeing the 6 second limit as a hindrance to their creativity.
It is sad to see a social network die, but maybe this is what happens when you don’t adapt. The Vine app is now updated to Vine Camera. With Twitter struggling to find buyers, its future also seems uncertain.