Here's how to save all of your favourite Vines when Vine shuts down
Do it for the Vine.
When Twitter made the shock announcement on Thursday that it would be shutting down its Vine video service, Twitter users rallied around the #RIPVine hashtag and remembered all of their favourite six-second videos from over the years.
when she take them initials out her bio#RIPVinehttps://t.co/QkgkeFgQ2a
— MartinLuther Lean (@InLeanWeTrust) October 28, 2016
If it really has to be #RIPVine, this should be on the tombstone https://t.co/Ykx5w4tzE5
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) October 29, 2016
Understandably, those who make and watch Vines have been worrying that they're about to lose their beloved content forever.
Luckily, GIPHY has come to the rescue and will be offering people a way to save their favourite Vines. GIPHY has not specified exactly how it will work, only that they will create an import tool so that users can save their favourite Vines elsewhere.
However, it remains unclear whether or not GIPHY's service will allow for audio to be saved alongside video. The .gif files that GIPHY currently hosts do not come with audio, unlike most Vines.
Twitter has also been working to settle the nerves of its users, clarifying that the website Vine.co will not shut down — but will be converted into an archive of already existing vines.
Well, that's a relief.