Twitter isn’t actually killing Vine, will relaunch the app as ‘Vine Camera’

Back in October, Twitter announced the company is killing its Vine service. As it turns out, the company may not actually kill Vine.

The company today announced that it will be relaunching Vine as “Vine Camera” in January 2017. As the name of the app implies, Vine Camera will allow users to record and make 6.5-second looping videos — which they can they share on Twitter, or save them to share in other services such as Facebook or Instagram. Videos that are made using Vine Camera will continue to loop on Twitter (similar to how Vine used to work) when users share their videos on Twitter.

In addition to Vine Camera, the company will also introduce a new “Follow on Twitter” notification for users who have linked their Twitter and Vine accounts — therefore, when someone visits their profile on Vine, they will be asked to follow the user on Twitter to get the latest updates from them.

And lastly, Vine is now allowing users to download their old posts from the service from its official website and mobile apps which is pretty nice to see.

Now, it is not clear if Twitter will be updating the Vine app on Windows 10 to Vine Camera. However, we’ll let you know when and if Twitter updates the Vine app on Windows 10 in the near-future.

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