Though the Vine social network will still be shuttered by Twitter next month, the six-second video platform will live on as the Vine Camera app.
Twitter made the announcement on Friday via Medium; alerting those still remaining on Vine that January will mark the transition from the Vine platform to Vine Camera. The shutdown of Vine was announced by Twitter back in October, after the network saw its meteoric rise quickly deteriorate once popular content creators jumped over to alternatives like Instagram & YouTube.
With the Vine Camera app, users will still be able to create six-second video loops, which they can then post directly to Twitter or save to their phone.
Vine users with videos hosted on the social network can download their content via the app (before it is transitioned) and the vine.co website. That site will also continue to live on as a tribute to the three year-old video network.
Twitter’s announcement came one day after the company integrated another of its offshoot products—Periscope—directly into the core app, prompting speculation that this app’s days, too, may be numbered.
No exact date has been given for Vine Camera to launch, only that the transition would take place next month.