It was officially confirmed by Twitter last year that it would be shutting down its six-second video platform Vine in a few months. The company announced a few weeks back that Vine will officially be dumped on January 17th, 2017. That’s today, which means that today is the last day you can download videos from the platform before they’re no longer available for download.
Twitter may be shutting down Vine as a platform but the app will continue to live on as a simple camera app that still allows users to record six-second looping videos. However, instead of running a platform to host those videos, the app will now allow users to share those videos to other social networks such as Twitter.
Vine users who want to hold on to the content have their last and only chance today to download videos from the app. Once the new app, called Vine Camera, goes live users will no longer be able to download their Vines from the app.
As far as the website is concerned, the Vine website will now be used to host an archive of content that was previously posted on the platform. For all intents and purposes, though, Vine is officially dead.