January 17 marks the last date users of the famous Vine service will be able to download their videos from the app, which will be turned to Vine Camera on the same date — today.
In October, Vine announced they would be shutting down their platform and end user ability to create Vine videos. Users still had the option to download Vines from the archived website and today is the last day to be able to do that.
“In the coming days, we’re also rolling out a way to make it easy for your Vine followers to follow you on Twitter. 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,” the Vine and Twitter team wrote in a blog post.
There are two ways to download the Vine videos. You can download the clips via the desktop site, and choose them individually, or elect to receive an email with them all included.
If you opt for downloading your Vine videos through the desktop website, you’ll also get an index of your captions, comments, likes, and shares, but if you download them from the app, you’ll get the videos only.
The second way is to download it via Vine App on your Android smartphone or iPhone or iPad. The process is similar but if you download from the App, you will receive only the videos and not the captions, comments, likes or shares.
Like Twitter has announced, the old Vine will be rebranded as Vine Camera and goes online today. The Vine Camera will let users take short videos as before but they can’t share it as before. You can only save them in your smartphone or upload them to Twitter. Either way, instead of using the Vine Camera, you can use your native smartphone camera to shoot videos and then upload them to Twitter.