Twitter confirms it will shutter Vine on January 17

Twitter confirms it will shutter Vine on January 17

By Staff Writer

Jan 05, 2017 | 5:43 pm

Back in October 2016, Twitter announced that it will kill off Vine and relaunch it as a camera app, and now we know the exact date that will happen on January 17.

The app will still allow users to make 6.5-second-long looping videos but the wider Vine network will be gone.

The Vine website will live on as a read-only archive for all videos posted to the service, but anyone who has clips they cherish there should consider downloading them from inside the mobile apps or website before this deadline.

Vine also notes that after the service itself shuts down, all videos that are 6.5 seconds or shorter in length will loop on Twitter, preserving one of the more iconic features of the platform.