“It looks like Vine's six seconds of fame are over.”
Twitter is killing off Vine. As we all know Vines is the short-form video app, it once hoped would complement its text-based network with a vibrant community of independent creators. The company announced on Thursday, Oct. 27 that it’ll be shutting down operations in the coming months. Although significant layoffs hit Vine today, but Twitter still declined to specify how many at Vine were affected or whether any employees were being offered new jobs.
Team Twitter said that it would not delete any Vines that have been posted - for now, anyway.
“We value you, your Vines, and are going to do this the right way."
But there is a silver lining to this dark cloud as Vine still plans to keep all of its users' posts online for continuous looping and laughs. The news comes during a time when its parent company, Twitter, is struggling. The social networking site also announced on Thursday that it will be laying off nine% of its global workforce. Despite initial popularity, Vine has had a hard time retaining its top users with nearly 10,000 accounts deleted or no longer active since the start of 2016 according to research .In their farewell team Twitter and Vine said, "To all the creators out there - thank you for taking a chance on this app back in the day .And of course, thank you to all of those who came to watch and laugh every day."