San Francisco — Twitter is pulling the plug on Vine and as a result, its app will also be removed.
The Vine app was launched in 2013 on IOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 8.x. They since pulled the app from Blackberry after the software maker orphaned their Blackberry OS in 2015.
Now, the app will be removed from the Windows Store soon. And you are thinking that switching to IOS and Android will help you keep this app. Wrong. The apps in the App Store and Google Play will also be pulled from their stores simultaneously with the Windows Mobile app.
Twitter writes in the Medium:
Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at loops and see creativity unfold. Today, we are sharing the news that in the coming months we’ll be discontinuing the mobile app.
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.
This is the latest in a slew of problems Twitter has had ever since 2012.
- In April 2012, Melissa Brewer received numerous death threats after she participated in a UniteWomen event around Washington, DC.
- In the summer of 2013, Laura Bates, the founder of Everyday Sexism, was inundated with rape and death threats due to her work.
- Starting in 2014, Julie DiCaro and Sarah Spain have been on the receiving end of violent threats from manbabies who hate women talking about sports.
- On January 22, Renee Bracey Sherman received thousands of death threats after she talked about her abortion and how it saved her.
- This past summer, Milo Yiannopoulos sent his tens of thousands of abusive Twitter users after actress Leslie Jones, an African-American woman, after she wrote about the all-women reboot of Ghostbusters.
- Also, during the summer, a Twitter user threatened to rape and kill Jessica Valenti’s four-year-old daughter.
- About a month ago, Glenn Reynolds threatened peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters who were legally protesting along Interstate 277 in Charlotte.
And to cap it all off, Twitter laid off 9% of its workforce, most of them were from Vine.
So, will you miss Vine on your phone? Leave a comment.