Say it ain’t so! Twitter announced, Oct. 27, that they will be discontinuing the popular video app, Vine. The app, that is responsible for the careers of entertainers like, Cameron Dallas, Nash Grier and more, will reportedly be shut down in the coming months. Get the sad details.
Vine will soon be a fond memory. Twitter announced Thursday, Oct. 27 that it will discontinue the three-year-old video app. They have not given an exact date on the shut down of the popular app, but they did note that it will be in the coming months, meaning it could be during 2016 or early 2017.
Twitter acquired Vine in 2012 before it had even launched. This shocking news comes after Twitter announced a new feature to the app in early 2016, that would allow users to create and post longer videos — 140 seconds, as opposed to the 6-second videos.
The shut down also comes after Twitter announced the unexpected news that it would be laying off hundreds of staff members. This was due to their efforts to make a better future for Twitter after growth issues.
“To all the creators out there — thank you for taking a chance on this app back in the day,” Twitter wrote about their Vine shut down. “To the many team members over the years who made this what it was — thank you for your contributions.”
Rus Yusupov, one of Vine’s original founders, tweeted “Don’t sell your company!”, after the news broke.
Don’t sell your company!
— Rus (@rus) October 27, 2016
Emotional fans and lovers of the video app have liked and retweeted his statement. Many have responded to his tweet begging him to buy back Vine and to not let the discontinuation happen. It’s a sad, sad day for all Viners.
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