Vine. Dead. Greatly exaggerated. Really, we shouldn't be surprised that the creators of the popular looping clip service decided to reinvent it, though we might not have guessed it would be in the form of a camera app. And so, come January, Android and iOS users will be able to — once again — Vine it up.
A post on Medium by "Team Vine" outlines the developer's plans for not just the app, but Vine itself. Probably the biggest news is that Vine will continue to live on as a "pared-down" app called Vine Camera. You'll be able to record six-second loops and instead of sharing them to a dedicated website, you can post them on Twitter.
There's also news on what will happen to current Vines:
In the coming days we're also rolling out a way to make it easy for your Vine followers to follow you on Twitter — stay tuned for a “Follow on Twitter” notification soon. And last but not least, you can now download your Vines through the app or the website. All of your Vines will continue to live on the vine.co website so you can browse all of the amazing videos you created over the years. See our FAQ for more details and stay tuned on our website, app and @Vine on Twitter for updates.
An FAQ is available that answers more questions regarding Vine's archiving plans, including how you can download your videos.