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Twitter Shutting Down Viral Video App, Vine

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, company shutting down major video app, Vine. Photo courtesy of Techspot

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, company shutting down major video app, Vine.
Photo courtesy of Techspot

Twitter announced on October 27th they would be discontinuing their app, Vine.

Vine is an app known for its typically humorous, six-second long videos. It’s the app that gave heartthrobs like Nash Grier, Cameron Dallas, and even many house pets, their fame. The app was launched in 2013 and is still used today by many. Unfortunately, it will soon no longer exist, as the Twitter staff announced over a post on medium.com.

The post made sure to clarify that Vine will not be shutting down for a few months and that its users will have an opportunity to save their favorite videos beforehand. In fact, the post stated that the website will be kept up with all vines, and the staff promises to notify all users before they discontinue any part of the app or website. The staff also thanks all of the app’s creators, team members, and users.

Twitter has created a FAQ page about the discontinuation of the app. They have revealed that an export button to download all of the vines posted on your account is being created.

Although Twitter has made sure to protect all the old vines, many are still heartbroken that they won’t be able to view or create more in the future. Many users have tweeted their favorite vines with captions expressing their disappointment over the apps future.

By Kaitlyn Brown’19, Social Media Chair In Training

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