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Uprooting Vine

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Twitter announced on October 27 that they will be shutting down Vine, an app that records 7-second videos, in the upcoming months.

However, users will still be able to access the Vine website and watch old vines and still get a laugh out of the app.

“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,” according to an announcement released by Twitter

Twitter has not released an official reason for the shut down.

“To the many team members over the years who made this what it was — thank you for your contributions. And of course, thank you to all of those who came to watch and laugh every day,” according to the announcement.

According to various news sites, about 350 people will be losing their jobs since the decision was finalized. These former employees made up 9% of Twitter’s Staff.

“Vine has been struggling for some time, so Thursday’s move is surprising but not unbelievable,” said Kurt Wagner, a writer for Online Article Recode.

When Vine first started out it had 100 million downloads but within the the three-year period it’s now down to 50 million.

The Gabbie Show, Thomas Sanders, and Cameron Dallas are big YouTubers who began their career through vine.

“So vine is actually deleting its app. I have a lot of emotions about this. Vine has given me my career, my family, millions of friends (you), my life. RIP Vine, thank you for everything,” said The Gabbie Show. She has dedicated a video on her vlog channel on YouTube.

Twitter said that it another app they are developing, but they have not released what it will be or what it will be for. They have also said that they will keep users updated.

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