If you have Vine videos, you better hurry. Today, Jan. 17, is the last day you can retrieve your videos before the service closes forever.
After today, Twitter is reinventing its video-sharing platform as Vine Camera. The new service will allow you to record and edit six-second videos, and then save them to your phone’s camera roll or upload them to Twitter.
If you have Vine videos on the current system, be sure to download them via the Vine mobile app or through the Vine.co website. After today, Vine.co will become an archival site where you’ll be able to view Vines, but not download them.
In October, Twitter first announced plans to end Vine. At the time, the Vine team noted:
Nothing is happening to the apps, website or your Vines today. We value you, your Vines, and are going to do this the right way. You’ll be able to access and download your Vines. We’ll be keeping the website online because we think it’s important to still be able to watch all the incredible Vines that have been made. You will be notified before we make any changes to the app or website.
Those changes come after today, Jan. 17.
First introduced in 2013, Vine was expected to do for videos what Instagram had done for photos. Unfortunately, what actually happened is that Instagram added videos to its popular service, giving users little reason to make a switch.