Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

Twitter Transitioning Vine to a Simpler 'Vine Camera' App

MacRumors

macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
51,545
13,173



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 Vine.co 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
 

musika

macrumors 65816
Sep 2, 2010
1,285
458
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.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Cameroncafe10a
Comment

MacFan23

macrumors 6502
Feb 17, 2010
392
402
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.
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.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Galley
Comment

ipedro

macrumors 603
Nov 30, 2004
5,445
6,551
Toronto, ON
Twitter isn't profitable.

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

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.
 
Comment

Romy90210

macrumors 6502
Sep 18, 2013
296
276
If only they would shut don twitter as well... Oh well one less crappy social network app to worry about...
 
Comment

zorinlynx

macrumors 603
May 31, 2007
6,404
10,182
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.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Galley
Comment

airdrop

Cancelled
Oct 1, 2011
51
28
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.
 
Comment

trainwrecka

macrumors 6502
Apr 24, 2007
469
462
Earth
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...
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.