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Vine Stars (and Fans) Are Distraught Over Demise of the 6-Second Video App

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On Thursday, Twitter announced that it would be discontinuing Vine, a popular service that allowed users to share six-second videos.

While people will still be able to access Vines that already exist (like this one, and this one, and this one), users will no longer be able to create them. The app’s discontinuation poses a predicament for the handful of Vine stars who’ve been able to build massive, lucrative careers out of their six-second videos.

@Daz_Black, a popular YouTube/Vine personality, tweeted: “Vine is being shut down. I will make a video on this as its part of what made me who i am today.” Another Viner, Tom Hardlock, tweeted: “my heart is heavy. i’m eternally grateful for the life it’s given me, for all of my friends, and all of you.”

Gabbie Hanna, the brains behind @TheGabbieShow, got sentimental, too.

As soon as the news broke, Vine lovers took to Twitter to memorialize the app that brought joy to so many.

The service was launched in 2013, and according to Twitter’s statement, it will be discontinued in “the coming months.”