Twitter to shut down Vine in the coming months

Twitter to shut down Vine in the coming months
Twitter has just announced that it will shut down Vine in the upcoming months.

In a statement earlier today, Twitter - Vine's parent company - announced that it will discontinue the mobile Vine app. The website will stick around as a means of viewing and downloading the content that users have previously uploaded, but it looks like new uploads will be turned off for good.

If you're one of the rare Vine loyalists, don't panic. Vine says that it will notify its users as it starts to make changes to its mobile app or its website.

Here's snippet from today's official announcement:

Launched back in 2013, Vine was quick to rise to popularity and was once synonymous with short-form video sharing. As it turns out, however, the video-sharing platform has lost too much traction to maintain its viability as a standalone product. Some of Vine's features could get eventually transferred to Twitter's own video-sharing function, but Vine itself will be discontinued.

Twitter is currently going through rough times when it comes to financial performance. The main microblogging platform is hemorrhaging users and we've also heard that executives from the parent company cannot agree over whether to sell. Twitter is soon going to lay off 350 of its employees (9% of its workforce) and Vine was apparently an easy target for the company managers.

Is anyone sad to learn that Twitter is planning to pull the plug on Vine?

source: Vine



1. Fona13A unregistered

RIP Harambe :'(

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I had never taken Vine seriously, so I won't miss it. Heck, Twitter gets more boring as each day passes, and it's 140 character limit is starting to backfire, as it's an inconvenience when chatting with people.

4. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

Well there goes the pretentious, cancerous content. The world is going to be a better place now

5. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Youth is fickle. You must appeal to a broader audience, or you are not going to last. Facebook is still around, because its appeal to the young, and all the old, pretentious audiences.

6. Nkukza

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Twitter and Microsoft need an urgent revolution strategy to remain relevant in the mobile world. They both need a powerful instant messenger app to compete directly with Whatsapp (Facebook) while Microsoft on the other hand can push Skype towards this direction. You need versatility in the social industry, people should no longer think of Skype as a video chat app but a go to app for all things social. The sooner Twitter breaks the character limitation barrier the better and the best way is to introduce a direct chat app, Snapchat and Google is doing with Allo with Hangouts to die soon. Let's face it Facebook is a social and resource HOG and sadly they stay relevant in many ways with Instagram, Whatsapp, Messenger and Facebook in their books. There is no competition at all there. Which the ailing Windows Mobile Microsoft will need to consider beefing up Skype or purchasing either Viber, Telegram or Hike to ensure they stay in the game while thinking of the next strategy or direction for Windows Mobile, the mistake is to be forgotten in the game. Ask Nokia whom sold HERE their last heartbeat. Coming back is not easy, blackberry should push BBM too for as long as they can.


Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

What will we do in a world without Ts Madison (aka Big D*** B!^


Posts: 654; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

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