RIP Vine: Twitter is shutting down the video app

In a blog post Thursday, Twitter announced it will be discontinuing the Vine app soon. While assuring everyone the app and their carefully curated videos won’t just disappear, Team Twitter & Vine (as the blog post was signed) said the app will be trashed “in the coming months.” Somewhat ironically, the company said to keep checking Vine’s Twitter account for updates about when things will start to change for the app.

“We value you, your Vines, and are going to do this the right way,” the announcement read. “To all the creators out there — thank you for taking a chance on this app back in the day. 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.”

Twitter as a whole plans to cut 9 percent of its staff, which will be roughly 350 people. The cut was announced hours before the Vine news as the company released its better-than-expected Q3 earnings.

People were pretty shocked by the news, and those who have been making Vines since the app launched in 2013 and the lucky ones who became famous because of their hilarious six-second videos immediately began sharing their favorite vines in memoriam of the app.

Twitter did clarify that the Vine website will remain despite the app being canned, 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.”

RIP Vine, we’ll miss you.

Tags: tech, twitter, vine