Twitter Transitioning Vine to a Simpler 'Vine Camera' App

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Twitter today announced that rather than shutting down the Vine app entirely as planned, it will be transitioned into a new app called "Vine Camera."

    Vine Camera will allow users to continue to make six-second looping videos that can then be saved to the iPhone's camera roll or shared directly on Twitter. No other Vine features will remain.

    The Vine app will also be updated with a new feature that makes it easier for Vine users to link accounts to transition from Vine to Twitter, with a tool for allowing Vine followers to follow Vine users on Twitter instead.

    Existing Vine videos can be downloaded through the Vine app or the Vine website, and all Vines will continue to be available on the site. Vines will be available for download through the app until the transition is made to Vine Camera.

    Twitter first announced plans to shut down Vine back in October. Twitter allegedly entertained multiple purchase offers for Vine before deciding to create the Vine Camera app.

    Article Link: Twitter Transitioning Vine to a Simpler 'Vine Camera' App
  2. musika macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2010
    New York
    Well that's a bizarre choice that isn't going to float so well with Vine's users.

    Vine as a network is VERY different than Twitter as a network.
  3. CrazyForApple macrumors 6502a


    Dec 31, 2012
    Buffalo, NY
    This whole thing seems like a publicity stunt to me.
  4. MacFan23 macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2010
    Isn't it simply a case of cost cutting? The service is being shut down, so this provides a usable version of the app without it needing to be connected to a service.
  5. Bart Kela Suspended

    Bart Kela

    Oct 12, 2016
    Twitter isn't profitable.

    How they are going to make money with a free Vine video service is questionable at best right now.
  6. Fruit Cake macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2012
    Didn't vine already have its fifteen minutes of fame?
  7. Michael Scrip macrumors 601

    Mar 4, 2011
    Wasn't it 6 seconds of fame?

  8. ipedro macrumors 68040


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    It transitions the very large Vine community into Twitter. While many might not make the jump, there's a large contingent of Vine fans who are breathing a bit of a breath of relief because Twitter + Vine Camera gives them a way to keep it going.
  9. Romy90210 macrumors 6502

    Sep 18, 2013
    If only they would shut don twitter as well... Oh well one less crappy social network app to worry about...
  10. zorinlynx macrumors 601


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    This is actually pretty good news to me. Whenever I make a Vine, 99.9% of the people who see it, see it because it was posted to twitter as well.

    This basically removes the secondary, redundant "Vine" network, which didn't really add much on top of Twitter itself which already supports video.
  11. airdrop macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2011
    Vine should remain PORN network ... ;)

    Wouldn't be better if the "6-sec video" become a new Twitter App "feature" rather than the external way of posting videos to the twitter network, for me to many apps, too confusing.
  12. cocky jeremy macrumors 68040

    cocky jeremy

    Jul 12, 2008
    Columbus, OH
    What exactly is there to "worry about" with a social network you don't use?
  13. trainwrecka macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2007
    Vine: Hosts about 5 of the funniest videos I've ever seen. Also hosts about 1,000,000 of the most annoying. Don't let the door hit you...

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