Twitter announced back in October that its micro video sharing service Vine will shut down in the coming months, and today the company has updated its plans for the social network.
The community feature of Vine is still going away (although it will be preserved for now), but the Vine app will become Vine Camera next month.
The general idea is that the video capture feature within the app can still exist as it does today without much attention from its developers. Rather than including a dedicated social network with in the app, Vine Camera will let users capture 6-second looping videos that can be shared directly on Twitter.
Twitter will also work to push the existing Vine community to Twitter as it shuts down the dedicated community:
In the coming days we’re also rolling out a way to make it easy for your Vine followers to follow you on Twitter — stay tuned for a “Follow on Twitter” notification soon. And last but not least, you can now download your Vines through the app or the website. All of your Vines will continue to live on the vine.co website so you can browse all of the amazing videos you created over the years.
This strategy is similar to one Twitter has started using with its other social network Periscope recently with live broadcasting built-in to the mobile Twitter app.
You can read Vine’s full update on the shutdown and transition here.
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