Twitter to shut down Vine 'in the coming months'

Twitter has announced plans to shut down Vine, the short-form video sharing service that launched in 2013. While the website will be sticking around, Twitter says that Vine's mobile apps will be discontinued.

From Twitter:

Nothing is happening to the apps, website or your Vines today. We value you, your Vines, and are going to do this the right way. You'll be able to access and download your Vines. 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. You will be notified before we make any changes to the app or website.

While the service certainly hasn't proved to be as popular as it once was, this is sure to be a blow to anyone who enjoyed perusing the often humorous 6-second clips that Vine was known for. There's no hard timeline on when users can expect the mobile apps to stop functioning, with Twitter only stating they will be discontinued "in the coming months." Presumably, this shut down also includes the Windows 10 PC and tablet app Vine launched earlier in 2016.

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