Vine has announced that they will be discontinuing the mobile app in the coming months. They haven’t given any specific reason for why they made the decision to discontinue the mobile app. The absence of a clear explanation is likely going to lead to some speculation about what seems like a sudden announcement.
Vine started in 2013. Their blog post says that millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at loops and see creativity unfold. They seem very grateful for the creators who contributed to Vine and for everyone who watched Vines. They also are trying to reassure creators that their Vines are still there.
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.
What’s next? Vine says that it will be sharing more details on their blog and on their Twitter account about whatever comes next. Vine will also notify creators through the app when they start to change things.