The LOLs will never leave us.
Sad news fellow internet folk, Twitter has announced that it is closing down Vine.
Vine allows users to create and share six-second videos, and soon became home of the quirky and creative following its launch in 2013.
Twitter shared the news earlier this week, when they revealed they would be cutting 9% of their workforce due to a slow growth.
The announcement was made by the company in a blog post on Thursday. ‘In the coming months we’ll be discontinuing the [Vine] mobile app,’ they said.
‘Nothing is happening to the apps, website or your Vines today,’ they added. ‘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.’
‘The problem is that Vine didn’t keep the pace with the innovation from Snapchat, Facebook and other players in the market,’ they explained.
The blog post ended the announcement by thanking all of those who had taken the time to create and share content in the app.
‘Thank you. Thank you. 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.’
In celebration of the quirky, creative and down right funny vines that have graced our feeds over the last three years, we’ve round up the best of vine to give the app the send off it truly deserves.
When this dog was a musical prodigy (via Trench)
When Charlie Murphy unleashed hell on this store
When Peaches Monroee introduced the phrase ‘eyebrows on fleek’ to the world
When this llama was ready to party (via Kirill Beerlove)
America’s next top owl (via George Cloney)
Most Popular Vine Creators
Avid Vine users have found themselves growing quite the following over the years, here are the 10 most popular Vine creators.
RIP Vine. The LOLs will never leave us.