SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter announced on Thursday it is pulling the plug on its six-second video social networking platform Vine.
Vine was announced in January 2013 and was initially mocked, but quickly earned a massive following.
The company announced that the video service would be shut down “in the coming months.”
However, even though the app is shutting down, those videos aren’t going anywhere, for now, according to a post by the company on Medium.
“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,” the company continued. “You will be notified before we make any changes to the app or website.”
Rus Yusupov, the founder of Vine, expressed his thoughts on Twitter with four words: “Don’t sell your company!”
Twitter bought Vine from Yusupov in October 2012 for a reported $30 million.
As you can imagine, the internet is going wild remembering the best six-second videos from the past few years.
Below are some of the best Vine’s people have posted to Twitter on Thursday. (Note: Some of these may contain inappropriate language)