R.I.P. Vine

Photo Illustration by The New York Post

Photo Illustration by The New York Post

According to BBC News, Twitter has announced that it will be shutting down Vine after only four years of duration. Vine is a social media app that allows six second videos played on a loop. Although it is not exactly sure why Twitter will be ending Vine's services, there was reported a 9% employment drop in the company due to decreasing usage of the video app this year. This could be due to social mediums like Snap Chat and Instagram adding video usage to their already growing market of social network. Twitter will be closing Vine altogether within the upcoming months giving Vine users the opportunity to download and save their already established vine videos. 

Representatives of the video app released a statement saying, "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." So vine users will be able to view vines created from years ago but will not be authorized to upload any new vine videos once Twitter closes the app. 

Vine was one of the first and forever popular video media apps to be discovered. The question at hand is: Will Twitter combine Vine's features with it's own to improve the Twitter app? Given other social platforms, the idea doesn't sound bad and could potentially grow the usage of twitter as a whole. Although Vine could not uphold to the liking of Snapchat and the new video features on instagram, Vine has produced a number of elite vine users known as "Vine fmaous" celebrities such as DC Young Fly from Wild N'Out, and King Bach.