Back in October of 2016, the internet community got dealt a huge blow with word that Twitter would be shutting down its popular (and meme'd up) platform Vine, which made a number of Vine stars off six-second videos. Many though that Vine pump faked the claim when they announced that the app would be replaced by Vine Camera in January, but realistically, the app would be changing from the way it was forever, with new Vines being posted directly to Twitter.
For those of you who've been fronting on downloading your plethora of memes, stolen moments, and more, you need to get on that ASAP, as Vine's official execution date has been announced: Jan. 17, 2017.
In a statement that Vine recently released, the company reiterated the app formerly known as Vine will now be known as Vine Camera. "The Vine Camera will allow you to make 6.5 second looping videos and post them to Twitter," the statement read. "Or save them to your camera roll in a logged out state. You will not be able to do any of the other things you can currently do with the Vine app." Most importantly, though, "Once the Vine Camera is live, you will no longer be able to download your Vines from the app." Any videos uploaded to Twitter via Vine Camera will loop (as long as they are 6.5 seconds or shorter), so there is that.
What happens to the Vine website, you might ask. Well, that's being turned into an archive of your past Vines, which will let you browse through Vines until they figure out how to change it. You can (and should) also link your Twitter and Vine accounts together, so people who fucked with you on Vine can find your Twitter and not miss your new Vines (Vine Cameras?) in the future.
Make sure you download your Vine videos before Jan. 17, though. And for those wondering, those files you download from vine.co "will include an index.html file that contains your Vine captions, along with the number of likes, comments and revines." If you grab them from the app, you'll just be getting the video files.
For more information on how to grab your old Vines, hit up Vine's full statement on this transition.