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Addison Rae worried TikTok will end up like Vine

by Jacob Hale

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Addison Rae is one of the biggest stars on TikTok – but is already worried that the video-creation platform will end up going the same way as Vine, which was shut down by Twitter in January 2017.

Once upon a time, Vine was the biggest thing on the Internet, with many of today’s biggest online stars such as Logan Paul and David Dobrik making their start on the platform.

Though many have suggested that it’s possible TikTok ends up going the same way, it’s definitely concerning that one of the biggest names on there has expressed this concern – especially after only publishing her first YouTube video just a few days prior.

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Rae has almost 28 million followers on the platform.

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Posting to Twitter late on March 24, Rae first said that “one day I’m going to look back at all my TikToks the same way i’m looking at these Vines and that makes me sad.”

While many hold a similar sentiment when watching old Vines, especially those of a certain age who experienced it through their formative teenage years, it definitely resonates a little more with someone like Rae.

She then posted another tweet a minute later, saying that one day “we’re all going to make our last TikTok” followed by a series of crying emoji.

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While this is obviously true, TikTok still seems like a relatively new platform that thousands of people are still signing up for, discovering and using on a constant basis, unlike who Vine was during its decline.

It’s possible that Rae was simply expressing concern over the future, which is fair enough, but having recently started working on YouTube videos with fellow Hype House member Charli D’Amelio, it’s possible that some of TikTok’s top personalities are preparing to make the switch already.

Whether or not TikTok meets a similar fate to Vine remains to be seen but, with such an active user base on the platform, it’s probably not something that the top stars need worry about for the foreseeable future.