Vine app is officially shut down, replaced by Vine Camera


It’s time to say goodbye to Vine app. Twitter has finally shut down the service today. In the latest update, available now on iOS and Android, the Vine app now becomes Vine Camera.

The Vine Camera still allows you to shoot and edit 6.5-second-long looping videos in the same interface and creation tools as with the previous app, but the wider Vine network is gone. You, of course, can upload the videos to Twitter or download them to your camera roll. Not stopping there, you can also take advantage of other features available in Vine Camera. You have the option to make perfect looping videos using multiple cuts and save drafts for later while you make. Plus, it is packed with standard Vine creation tools, including grid overlay, multi-clip trimming, AF focus, ghost tool, flash and front-facing camera.

Twitter says all vines posted remain on the website and you can still watch them looping in a web browser, but it’s very likely that Vine will no longer accept new uploads. So, it’s best to save all your creations locally to your phone or computer. Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: First off, launch the Vine app on your iPhone, and then tap the Profile icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Once you are in, tap the Save Videos button to reveal two options: Save to photo library and Email me a download link. Just select the option you want.

  • If you select Save to photo library, your Vine videos will be saved locally to your phone.
  • If you select Email me a download link, you will get an email with a link to download a zip file containing your archived videos.

Vine Camera is available for download via the App Store and Play Store.

Vine was founded in June 2012 and acquired by Twitter in October 2012. As of last year, the app boasted over 200 million active monthly users.

What are your thoughts on Twitter’s decision to shut down the Vine app and replace it with Vine Camera? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.

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