The age of the looping, six-second comedy video is no more. Today, the teams behind Twitter and Vine announced that they’ve decided to shut down the Vine app starting today. The Vine website will stay up for now, and it’s unclear yet whether all the existing Vines will remain online or eventually be removed:
Nothing is happening to the apps, website or your Vines today. We value you, your Vines, and are going to do this the right way. You’ll be able to access and download your Vines. We’ll be keeping the website online because we think it’s important to still be able to watch all the incredible Vines that have been made. You will be notified before we make any changes to the app or website.
Check out our Vine Film Festival posts from 2013 for some of our favorite Vines from comedians, or watch a compilation video featuring my personal favorite Vine comedian Conner O’Malley below: