Twitter Has Killed Vine

Posted: Oct 27 2016, 1:41pm CDT | by , in News | Also on the Geek Mind

 

Twitter Has Killed Vine
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Twitter is officially killing off Vine, the video app that once seemed incredibly promising. It was thought to be the next rising of social media because it wasn't as text-oriented. However, now the news comes that the mobile app will be discontinued "in the coming months." According to reports, there were significant layoffs at Vine today, and Twitter isn't commenting on whether any employees will be switched toward Twitter, who is also struggling.

The company has said that it won't delete Vines that have been posted.“We value you, your Vines, and are going to do this the right way,” the company said. “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.”

Twitter bought Vine before it could launch in January 2013. The looping 6-second clips became popular to highlight funny moments and visual effects. Vine stars because popular after their clips went viral, including Shawn Mendes.

Still, Vine never became as big of a hit as Twitter wanted it to be. Its co-founders gradually quit and Twitter didn't want to invest in the property. The launch of Instagram video and SnapChar's emergence really hit the company hard.

The end of Vine comes as Twitter is facing problems as well, because fewer and fewer people are joining and fewer people are using the app. The company said that they were going to lay off about 350 people, or 9% of its workforce, very soon.

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