Twitter set to shut down Vine, announces 350 layoffs alongside Q3 earnings

By Adamya Sharma | Updated Nov 04 2016
Twitter set to shut down Vine, announces 350 layoffs alongside Q3 earnings
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Twitter has also announced that it will be axing 350 jobs.

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Vine is dying. Yes, you heard it right. The short-video app was acquired by the now struggling microblogging platform Twitter back in 2012. With Twitter looking to sell its business, the company will be shutting down Vine in the coming months. After posting its higher than expected Q3 earnings, Twitter has also announced that it will be axing 350 jobs. It is expected that the layoffs will save the company anywhere between $50 million to $100 million every year 
 
As far as the future of Vine is concerned, the website will remain alive and users will still be able to watch and download Vines. However, it will no longer be possible to upload new Vines. Addressing the development, Vine wrote on Medium, “We value you, your Vines, and are going to do this the right way. You’ll be able to access and download your Vines.” The short-video platform has seen a consistent decline in user base thanks to Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat videos. Vine users are obviously not very happy with the news. Here are some reaction from social media:

 

 

 

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