Vine's desktop home page in late 2016
|Project status||Application: Closing, Videos: Endangered|
|IRC channel||(on EFnet)|
Vine is a short-form video sharing service where users can share six-second-long looping video clips. The service was founded in June 2012, and American microblogging website Twitter acquired it in October 2012, just before its official launch. Users' videos are published through Vine's social network and can be shared on other services such as Facebook and Twitter.
On October 27th, 2016, the Vine Team & Twitter announced that the mobile app would be discontinued in the coming months, and that the current videos and content on the site will remain up and available for the time being.
As this information is slightly vague, it's best to take it with a grain of salt and make attempts to grab and save videos from Vine. A form for submitting specific vines to include has been set up here.
We are also working on a bot to archive vines that are tagged to us:
GOOD NEWS! Through the magic of programming, you can now link your favorite Vines in a tweet mentioning @archiveteam and we'll pick 'em up.
— Archive Team (@archiveteam) October 29, 2016
- Inside the Secret Meeting that Changed the Fate of Vine Forever, Tech.Mic, October 29, 2016
- A Moment Of Silence For The Black And Brown Talent That Grew On Vine, NPR, October 28, 2016
- Important News about Vine - Today, we are sharing the news that in the coming months we’ll be discontinuing the mobile app., Medium - October 28, 2016