Twitter is Shutting Down Vine

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Vine was one of the first major popular video-sharing social networks out there, but, as more dominant forces have arrived, the service is apparently seeing its last few days on the market.

Twitter officially announced today that, following its acquisition of the social network back in 2012, it is shutting down the app in “the coming months.” Twitter made the announcement with complimentary things to say about the app, and all the creators and users of its platform, but didn’t give a specific date for the closure. It did confirm that nothing is happening to the service today, specifically, but instead focused on letting customers know of the impending closure.

“Thank you. Thank you. To all the creators out there — thank you for taking a chance on this app back in the day. To the many team members over the years who made this what it was — thank you for your contributions. And of course, thank you to all of those who came to watch and laugh every day.”

Twitter will leave the Vine website where it is, though, so Vines can still be watched and downloaded by those who might want to do that.

What do you think of the Vine news?

[via Vine (Medium)]