Giphy will save your Vines now that the app is old news
Before we did it for the ‘Gram, we did it for the Vine. But as you have probably seen all over Twitter, it’s R.I.P. to the company that brought us so many laughs until we were in tears. But hold up! We might not have to totally let go yet because Giphy will save your Vines and possibly save the day (and all of our favorite internet memories).
Giphy released a statement on Friday stating that users will be able to transfer their existing video content to the animated imaging site. It’s an added bonus, really, since even though Twitter will be getting rid of Vine, the social network is committed to letting their users download their Vines and they’ll also be available on vine.co. Let’s all give a big thankyouthankyouthankyou to the internet gods!
Wait, so how does Giphy play into this?
"If you have a GIPHY account, you’ll be able to transfer over all of the Vines you’ve created with this new tool we just finished. For now, they’ll be shareable on GIPHY as GIFs but we’ve got the videos for you, too (sound and all), in the source data we keep for each and every Vine–to–GIF," the company said in their statement.
As Twitter stated, the Vine.io website will not be shut down and will instead act as an archive for the videos. So you might want to bookmark your faves for now. Giphy will just be an importation tool if users want an alternative method to saving that content, so there are options. The tool has not been released yet but according to the Giphy site “it’ll be launching very soon”.
May all the loops live on.