In October, Twitter announced that it is killing Vine service. The company today announced that it is rebranding Vine as “Vine Camera”. The new service will launch in January 2017.
Vine Camera will allow users to record 6.5-second looping videos, which they can they share on Twitter, or users can also share them on Facebook or Instagram. Videos that are made using Vine Camera will continue to loop on Twitter.
The company is also launching a new “Follow on Twitter” notification for users who have linked their Twitter and Vine accounts. Therefore, when someone visits their profile on Vine, they will be asked to follow the user on Twitter to get the latest updates from them.
And lastly, Vine is now allowing users to download their old posts from the service from its official website and mobile apps.
we’re transitioning the Vine app to a pared-down Vine Camera. With this camera app you’ll still be able to make six-second looping videos, and either post them directly to Twitter or save them to your phone. 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.