The Windows Phone Vine app says goodbye; dry your eyes and try to move on


Twitter already announced months ago that the Vine app will no longer be available starting on January 17th. The app allowed users to create 6-second looping video clips, which seemed like a perfect fit for today's microwave world. Replacing Vine on iOS and Android will be Vine Camera, a camera app that will allow users to shoot 6.5 second loops and post them on Twitter. So far though, it is unclear whether the Windows Phone version of Vine will also be replaced by Vine Camera.

On Windows Phone devices, open the Vine app and you will see a goodbye message that reads, "Vine on Windows is no longer supported or available in the Windows App Store from January 17, 2017. More here vine.co/faq." Unfortunately, the FAQ page doesn't tell us whether Windows Phone users should be expecting Vine Camera to replace Vine. 

Vine launched on Windows Phone in November 2013; as we noted at the time, it beat a number of more popular apps to the platform, including Instagram. While it didn't grow on smartphone users the way that Twitter thought it would, Vine Camera will allow the looping 6.5 second video to live on. Will Windows Phone users be joining those with iOS and Android in pushing out these clips for those with a low attention span? The answer could come as soon as Tuesday.

source: MSPoweruser

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27 Comments

1. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

10 eight year olds are going to cry

5. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

So happy that I live in an adult only building lol.

7. Bernoulli

Posts: 4360; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Say what? Considering that among 8 year Olds the handset of preference is an ios product, I fail to see how your statement is relevant

21. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Part of windows mobile's problem has always been that it's a bit ahead of the curve but also too technical and problematic for the overall population. It's more for techies than anything. Hence why some of the 3rd party solutions to apps are so robust and amazing. There's some pretty great developers doing apps on their free time.

2. miketer

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Already moved on when it was available. Never used it.

3. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Hu!? What is vine? Lol!

4. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Vine is gone, but i never used it. But i used Booking - gone, used Vivino - gone, used Health&Fitness - Microsoft app and even they remove the app in Windows 10 mobile or phone or whatever they call it. That was last drop that make me move. Happy with Android now and waiting for new NOKIA flagship. Bye bye laggy windows. even MS Maps are useless. Nothing works fine on Windows 10. Forget that OS.

6. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

People still use Windows phones?

9. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

Ask them.

13. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Okay. Hey all 2 people out there who might, yall still use Windows phones?

14. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Maybe they're still busy finding your brain.

15. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Looks like I struck the nerve of one of them. LMAO!

18. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I bet you lost some of yours while eating cheeseburgers higger.

22. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I bet you lost yours at birth being that the individuals who created you didn't have any either.

8. greyhulk

Posts: 184; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

For the 5 people who still use Windows Phone. Seriously, most of us moved on a long time ago. It's a wasteland.

11. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

For those of us who do use Windows, seriously, we have work to get done so our tax dollars support the children playing Pokemon.

16. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

For those of us who use Android, we can work AND 'play Pokémon' with the multitasking feature on our phones. ;-)

25. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Being the greeter at Walmart doesn't require multitasking skills.

27. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I thought that was you who asked how I was doing when I was shopping the other night. You're very good at your job.

17. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Sad to say its Microsoft that fail is WP users. What are they thinking treating their users like beta test groups. Would windows 7 be as successfully if the OS has stability issue and the user are group into fast ring, production ring.. alas still buggy... Personally i like WP10 start screen layout and want to see it succeed but the stability of the wp10 is a joke. Just visit windows central to read the comments of each mobile OS update. Surely a hords of users complaints on broken features or phone. Its like Microsoft does not have competence programmers.

26. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Most of the baby whiners on WC are on the Insider builds and have no business being on test builds. They are for testing, bug tracking and feedback. It's great that Microsoft puts out the builds to the general public for evaluation but when you have morons using them as daily drivers, you're setting up for failure.

10. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Windows will also be gone shortly.

20. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

how tell , from google is first first who is no more project ara, tango both fail.facebook is new competier for youtube , last alphabet soon will close

23. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

LOL. Google is Android. Those were just subsidiaries of Google/Android. Google/Android & iOS are going nowhere. Like dmitrilp_ said, Windows will be gone shortly.

12. tfpritchjrEMT

Posts: 26; Member since: Nov 24, 2015

Windows Mobile users are LOSERS! Wake up and smell the coffee! After years of trying, trying, trying; Microsoft has failed, failed, failed. Find another mobile operating system; just about any other choice is a better one!

19. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

window mobile is great os and better syn , in android no sync

24. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Android "no sync" with what? I haven't had to have my contacts physically transferred since 2009. Google Keep from 2013 to present 'keeps' my notes synced with all my Android devices. If I cared for storing pictures on the cloud Google Photos is an option. So again, "in android no sync" with what?

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