Twitter (TWTR) shutdown Vine on 17 Jan 2017 and update Vine app become Vine Camera, allow to make 6.5 second looping videos then post them to Twitter, or save them to camera roll in a logged out state. With Vine Camera, videos that are under 6.5s will loop – whether you post them from Vine Camera or upload them directly to Twitter from other platforms like Snapchat.
Update: Today Twitter turned off sharing, liking, commenting and revining in Vine. Vine Camera released as app update on iOS and Android. Vine Windows Phone app also discontinued.
Today’s app update, the Vine Camera, lets you keep making Vines & posting them to Twitter, where they now loop! 🎥
— Vine (@vine) January 17, 2017
Existing Vine videos can be downloaded on Vine.co website, though no new content can be uploaded. If you download via vine.co website, the file will include index.html file with captions, along with the number of likes, comments and revines your post received thankfully intact. If you download directly from Vine app, only the videos will be imported to camera rolls without all the old info.
iTech Post: Twitter Pulls The Plug On Vine
TechCrunch: Twitter loops all videos under 6.5 seconds as Vine shrivels into a camera
Vine posted Frequently Asked Questions page about the switch from Vine app to Vine Camera with the list instructs users on how to download their past clips and it notes that Vine has also created a feature that allows users to follow all of their favorite Vine creators on Twitter.
Besides making 6 second looping videos, Vine Camera app also includes Vine’s classic creation tools, such as multi-clip trimming, grid overlay, AF focus, ghost tool and draft support. Current Vine Camera supports iPhone 4s and up, running iOS9+.