It’s appropriate, in a way.
Important News about Vine
Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at loops and see creativity unfold. 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
The transience of the Internet allows Twitter’s memo to thank its early adopters ”for taking a chance on this app back in the day,” way back before Trevor Noah even joined “The Daily Show,” let alone becoming its host. Back when America was still pretty great, we thought. And back when Twitter still seemed like it just needed a few tweaks to make the tweets work.
Things can change in a second. Or six.The Vine announcement comes the same day Twitter officially announced it is laying off 300 workers. It did the same the year before, amid reports that it’s trying very hard to find a buyer.