The once-popular video sharing mobile app that debuted in 2013 will be shutting down operations over the next few months.
The company released an official statement this morning regarding the shutdown. The mobile app was created in June 2012 but was acquired by
“Today, we are sharing the news that in the coming months we’ll be discontinuing the mobile app.
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.
Thank you. Thank you. To all the creators out there — thank you for taking a chance on this app back in the day. To the many team members over the years who made this what it was — thank you for your contributions. And of course, thank you to all of those who came to watch and laugh every day.
What’s next? We’ll be working closely with creators to make sure your questions are answered and will work hard to do this the right way. We’ll be sharing more details on this blog and our Twitter account, and will notify you through the app when we start to change things.” – Team Vine & Twitter
Don’t fear – there are still apps like Musical.ly for you to create funny, short memes. It’s crazy to think that Vine helped launch the careers of musicians like Shawn Mendes & starting the Carly Rae Jepsen ‘Run Away With Me’ series of memes.
#RIPVine – you didn’t get your full 15 seconds of fame… just 6 seconds.