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Viners mourn the end of the platform with one last vine

Bye, bye miss American Vine.


Samantha Grasso


Published Jan 17, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 4:46 am CDT

It’s been a long, long time coming, but today’s the day that Vine finally shutters its platform and releases Vine Camera. Doing away with the community features, the new app will still allow users to create looping videos and download or share clips to Twitter. 

Still, the shell of a platform hasn’t stopped viners from spending six more seconds to say goodbye to a community that made many of them into the filthy-rich content creators they are today. 

Vine did not immediately return a request for comment on when the website will be turned into an archive, or when the Vine Camera app will be available for download.

Though popular viners like King Bach, Marcus Johns, and Brittany Furlan abandoned Vine months ago—years ago, even—many paid homage to the sinking ship that started it all. And so it is with a heavy post that we join these users in celebration of the once-promising platform as they do it for the vine one last time.

So long, Vine, and thanks for all the fish.

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*First Published: Jan 17, 2017, 1:11 pm CST