Though it seemed like we had seen the last of Vine when Twitter announced its impending shutdown in October, it appears that's not entirely the case. Vine took to a blog post to announce that the Vine app will indeed live on as Vine Camera, a stripped down version of the service meant to make it easy to record and share short video clips on other social media platforms.

Vine will live on as pared-down Vine Camera app

From Vine:

Here's what's coming: in January, we're transitioning the Vine app to a pared-down Vine Camera. With this camera app you'll still be able to make six-second looping videos, and either post them directly to Twitter or save them to your phone.

That's great news for those who enjoy the app for its ability to record quick-hit clips, but the community aspect of Vine is still on its way out in favor of sharing on Twitter and Facebook. To that end, Vine says that it will soon roll out a way for Vine creators to alert their followers to start following them on Twitter instead. And if you'd like to save copies of your Vines, you can now download them from the Vine website and app. Of course, they'll continue to live on at Vine's website as well.

Vine didn't give any specifics on which platforms will see the Vine Camera update, so it's not entirely clear if the Windows apps are included in this move. However, given Vine only launched its Windows 10 app in May, it seems likely we might see continued support.