Vine is headed towards a complete shutdown, however, the six second videos have a huge internet following which is why the Twitter owned company, Giphy, claims that the most popular clips will continue to survive even after the discontinuation of the app. These apps will be converted to GIFs for them to linger on longer.
Giphy has also announced that they are currently working on a conversion tool for Vine clips which they are scheduled to launch very soon. Existing Vine users can convert the videos into GIFs. However, the company hasn’t mentioned whether you need to import the Vine video from the app or the website for the conversion.
“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.” – Vine team and Twitter in a blog post
Twitter’s recent announcement regarding the shutting down of Vine came as a shock to most people who followed or featured in Vine videos routinely. This coupled with an announcement of Twitter planning to lay off 9% of their work staff as a part of company restructuring wasn’t very pleasantly accepted globally.
Giphy isn’t the only company which is striving to save Vines; PornHub VP, C.price, also stated in a letter that he was willing to purchase the looping video service.
“Upon purchasing Vine, we would restore it back to its NSFW glory. After all, 6 seconds is more than enough time for most people to enjoy themselves.” – C.Price said in his letter