Vine will return. Its co-creator Dom Hofmann announced on Twitter that their upcoming new looping video app, Byte, will be coming in spring 2019.
It’s been a long time coming, but now, we have a date and even a name. Byte is set to be launched in Spring 2019 and be the direct heir to the beloved Vine. There is not much detail on the app itself, but it will likely operate in the same way as Vine, with short looping videos.
Vine was a huge success when it first came out. But only a few months after it acquired it, Twitter shut it down in 2016, leaving hundreds of thousands of creators and fans disappointed. And ever since, there has been talk about Hofmann – a true believer in the idea of looping six-second videos – bringing the app to life.
First came the announcement of V2 (literally Vine 2). But earlier his year, Hofmanm himself took to Twitter to explain he would be postponing the launch. Today, after months of painful silence, Hofmann once again went on Twitter to announce Byte, set to be the real successor of Vine.
our new looping video app is called byte. launching spring 2019 pic.twitter.com/C3FMvkcIwc
— dom hofmann (@dhof) November 8, 2018
There is no way to know if and when Byte will actually see the light of day. Hofmann has not shared any information concerning funding, the team, or anything much else than the name and logo above. But there is no doubt in my mind, that the world needs 6-seconds looping video. Why? Because they are awesome. Simple.
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