In what could be a huge heart-break for millions of Vine users, Twitter decided to shut down “Vine” – the short-form video hosting service on which we all loved sharing six-second-long, looping video clips – in 2017.
“The end is nigh for Vine, as the popular short-video sharing app owned by Twitter will officially become Vine Camera on Tuesday. Twitter announced three months ago that it would shutter Vine, though it said last month that the service would shift to Vine Camera,” Fortune (January 17, 2017).
The company also announced that the service’s website, Vine.co, will no longer host new videos and will instead serve as an archive for searching old video clips.
Now, Vine has been transformed into Vine Camera, a different app allows users to create 6.5-second looping videos that they can either save or post to Twitter.
The app is available for both iOS and Android:
Once you have captured the video, hit the tiny save button and then save the clip to your photo library as usual.