Did anyone else find it interesting that Vine's death was announced right before Halloween? Never a better time to put the app six feet under than during a holiday that revolves around all things dark and dead (it also revolves around candy, pumpkin-spice lattes, and dressing up in ridiculous costumes, but whatever).
While the Twitter-owned platform was a great way to make and share short, hilarious videos--many users' 6-second loops went viral--it apparently wasn't enough. Usage steadily declined, company growth slowed, and consumers gravitated toward Snapchat, Facebook Video, and Instagram Stories instead.
Never fear, you can still watch your favorite Vines for now: “You’ll be able to access and download your Vines," the company announced in a Medium post. "We’ll be keeping the website online because we think it’s important to still be able to watch all the incredible Vines that have been made.”
RIP, dear Vine. It was a good, fun run. Fingers crossed there are better things ahead in the video world!
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