With Twitter’s plans to shut down the Vine app, another firm is keen in preserving your Vines. That company is Giphy. Giphy announced a tool that Vine users can use to convert their Vines to GIFs. This comes in even after Twitter assuring Vine users that all the Vines will still be available on the official Vine website. The Vine website will act as a digital archive for videos.
With this tool both Vine users will be treated to the same loops that they are familiar with. The only think that will change is the format of the Videos. The following is part of the post from Giphy on Medium:
“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.”
How to use the tool
- The first step is to log in to your Giphy account. Alternatively, you can head straight to the conversion tool available here.
- If you do not have one go ahead and sign up for a Giphy account.
- Simply copy and paste the URL to your Vine account to import your entire profile’s vines.
- Then go ahead and click the import button.
- Once your whole library’s import is complete, Giphy will send you an email to alert you.
This process also allows you to download the Vines as MP4 video with audio. Currently Giphy only permits you to import only one Vine account to one Giphy account. If you had multiple Vine accounts and you would wish to import to one Giphy account you will have to contact Giphy.