19/12/2016 1:20 PM IST | Updated 19/12/2016 1:21 PM IST

Twitter Will Integrate Vine With Itself With A Six-Second Camera App

Twitter is going to shut down the six-second video service soon.

Yui Mok/PA Wire

NEW YORK -- Twitter will update the existing short-form video hosting app Vine to a pared-down Vine Camera despite the service being shut down.

"In January, we are transitioning the Vine app to a pared-down Vine Camera. With this camera app you will still be able to make six-second looping videos, and either post them directly to Twitter or save them to your phone," a blog post by the Vine team said.

Vine is also rolling out a way to make it easy for Twitter users to migrate their Vine followers to Twitter.

According to a report in Variety, the Vine website will also stay up and running, allowing users to continue to watch past Vines. However, from January, no new videos can be posted on Vine.

"Twitter first announced in October that it was going to shut down Vine. The announcement came days after Twitter announced that it was going to lay off 350 employees, and focus on some of its core initiatives," the report said.

With the emergence of new platforms like Snapchat and video on Instagram, Vine lost its popularity.