Twitter killed Vine.
The video-sharing mobile app, which burst onto the scene in 2013, giving people the ability to create and post 6-second video clips, will be discontinued in the coming months. Even though many Vine creators found viral fame with the service and went on to have successful media careers, Vine itself hasn't seen a lot of user engagement in 2016. Creators have therefore fled Vine for Snapchat, YouTube, and Instagram. And without anyone creating nor using the app, it makes sense that Twitter would give it the axe.
So, what’s next? Vine said it would share more details soon. In the meantime, it hasn't given users an easy way to export their looping clips of funny animals, cute kids, hilarious gags, shocking fails, creative memes, and more. No worries. Pocket-lint has listed three different ways you can preserve your Vine library forever - and one of them even turns your Vines into GIFs.
How do you save Vines?
The 'save video as...' method
- Go to Vine's website on your computer and find a clip. You'll want to paste the URL to a Vine's post page into your browser.
- Add "qq" in front of the domain name. (Example: https://vine.co/v/OPFWFzXKpJu > https://qqvine.co/v/OPFWFzXKpJu)
- Select a version you'd like download (high quality etc) by clicking on the appropriate download link.
- The download will open in a new page. Right-click on the player and save the video file to your computer.
- Enjoy your Vine for the rest of time.
The video downloader method
There are several sites that let you quickly download videos from Vine, YouTube, or wherever. Vinedeck.com is one example. Simply pick whichever site or tool you'd like to use, then paste the URL to a Vine's post page into the appropriate field, and click the download link. Or, you can right-click on the video preview and then save the video file to your computer.
The Giphy GIF method
If you want to import all of your Vines and turn them to GIFs, try using Giphy. Just head to this link on your computer, then sign into (or create) your Giphy account, and paste the profile URL of your Vine account into the appropriate box. From there, click the Import button. That's it!