Back in October, Twitter had announced that it would shut down the video-sharing app, Vine. Though Vine had been in the gutter for a long time even before the announcement, Vine lovers throughout the world mourned the loss of their favorite app that let them record and share 6-second videos on loop. It did, after all, make everyone feel like a cinematographer.
Twitter, however, has now made an announcement stating that it wouldn’t remove the Vine app from the App Store as we had all imagined. Instead, says Twitter, they will relaunch the app as Vine Camera. The new avatar will still allow you to create 6-second videos, but you wouldn’t be able to share it with the Vine community; that will be gone forever.
What do you do with Vine Camera?
Once you create your 6-second videos, you can either share it on Twitter or save it to your camera roll. If you’re wondering if this sounds something like Instagram’s Hyperlapse, Boomerang, and Layout, you’re right. This is exactly the same thing. Instead of nurturing a separate community, Vine videos will integrate into its parent social network, Twitter.