On October 27,2016 Twitter officially puled the plug on the social media platform Vine.
Vine was a short-form video sharing service where creators would share six-second looping clips. As of December 2015, the platform had 200 million active users.
The news of Vine being pulled broke on Twitter earlier today with this tweet by Vine:
We have some important news to share about Vine. Read more here: https://t.co/jPveGelXgS
— Vine (@vine) October 27, 2016
In the article they stated that that they will be discontinuing the mobile app in the coming months. Therefore rending the social media platform dead as no new content will be able to uploaded. But don’t worry Vine will still be online for users to watch and download old vines.
The closing of Vine comes as Twitter experiences some finical difficulty. Even though Twitter had a positive third quarter they are continuing to struggle. Today Twitter announced the layoffs of 9% of their employees. Many think most of the layoffs are from Vine.
With the news, Twitter killed off a twenty first century art form that will be missed by many.