We’re sure that many were bummed when it was announced that Twitter would be shutting down Vine. Granted the app and platform isn’t what it used to be especially thanks to other platforms like Snapchat, YouTube, and Instagram, but it did manage to create its own group of Vine celebrities.
The good news is that there could be a chance that the platform might not be shut down after all. No, it’s not because Twitter has had a change of heart, but rather according to a report from TechCrunch, it seems that Twitter could be considering selling it off to other companies, who in turn might be interested in keeping the service alive.
It is unclear as to who might be interested in purchasing Vine, but apparently Twitter has been fielding quite a number of bids from Asia. TechCrunch couldn’t confirm the names of the companies reportedly interested in Vine, but one of them is said to be LINE, the messaging app platform from Japan.
There is no way of knowing if this is true, or even if it were could any of these companies offer up enough money for Twitter to consider selling it off. Last month companies like Pornhub jokingly offered to purchase Vine and return it to its NSFW glory, but other than that no one has really stepped up publicly and expressed their interest, at least until now.