The Vine Camera app for both iOS and Android is now available to download. It's free, and replaces the Vine app.
Vine is Dead - Say Hello to Vine Camera for iOS & Android
Today's the day Vine officially bites the dust and is no longer accessible to anyone. Twitter did promise this day would come, and it has. But along with its statement, it also revealed that it would replace the Vine app with a new Vine Camera app for iOS and Android.
Interestingly, the Vine Camera app is like Vine, but without the social networking part. It lets you create 6-second long looping videos on the fly, which you can later share to any social network of your choice, even Twitter, obviously.
Here's the complete description of the newfound app:
The Vine Camera is for making 6 second looping videos.
You can post the videos directly to Twitter or save them to your phone. Videos that are posted From the Vine Camera to Twitter will loop.
Create 6 second looping videos with multiple cuts
Edit your video to create a perfect loop
Includes standard Vine creation tools: multi-clip trimming, grid overlay, AF focus, ghost tool, flash and front-facing camera
Save drafts for later while you create
The Vine Camera supports iPhone 4s and up, running iOS9+.
If you already have Vine installed on your iOS or Android device, you should see the app being replaced by the new one automatically, given you have automatic updates enabled on your mobile device in the first place. If you don't though, and want to give the app a fresh shot, then tap on the links below. You will be taken straight to the download page in a snap.
Vine was a great little place to catch up on interesting little looping videos. But sadly, it seems as though the social network wasn't able to catch up with the like of Instagram, forcing it to go into the abyss for good. But if you are a fan of creating looping videos, then downloading Vine Camera seems to be the logical thing to do right now as that is the closest thing you'll get which has 'Vine' in its name.
Do try the new app on your mobile device, it's free after all. And if you do end up giving it a home on your device, share your experience with us in the comments section below.