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FILE - In this June 30, 2016, file photo, Hayatto Noguchi, Japanese Vine artist, shows his work on a smartphone during an interview with The Associated Press in Tokyo. Twitter has decided to shut down the Vine video app, which has been eclipsed by the likes of Instagram and Snapchat even as it remains beloved by a loyal fan base. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

Twitter has decided to keep Vine alive as a camera app


Rejoice Vine lovers. Your favorite social media platform isn't being shut down entirely. 

The Twitter-owned app is being turned into something called Vine Camera, which will let users take six-second videos that can be shared on Twitter, reports CNN

Twitter also announced that you can download your Vines onto the camera app or the website, which is turning into an archive of Vines. 

Vine posted an announcement to Twitter. 

The announcement has generally been received well online. 

Not everyone is taking the news so well though. 

When Vine announced that it would be shutting down, stars who found fame on the platform transitioned to other corners of the internet, bemoaning the loss of their home platform. 

Vine founder Rus Yusupov tweeted out, saying, "Don't sell your company," after Twitter announced the service would be ending. 

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