In November, Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann teased a remake of the much-loved social platform that was shut down unceremoniously a year ago. But as Vine 2 is about to launch in public beta, it’s clear that some influencers won’t be welcome on it.
Vine might be gone, but it hasn’t been forgotten. One of its founders, Dom Hofmann, is now apparently building a new version of the app. If his own Tweets weren’t enough evidence, since early December a Twitter account named Vine 2 (@Vine2Team) has been slowly announcing the features of a new app (and company) that will rise from the ashes of the first. Up until now, there are a few things that we know from its Tweets:
– Vine 2 will be a separate company – no longer connected with Twitter
– The Vine 2 app (as it’s been called now) will be free when it launches in public beta at the end of January
– It will feature a more flexible UI and is being built on both iOS and Android
– Users will be able to both, promote, and monetise, their content on the platform
– The app will have a “no name policy.” If you get a name first, nobody can claim it.
We are aware that .@LoganPaul has committed inhumane acts in one of his vlogs regarding a dead body found in a Japanese forest. For this purpose, The Username @ "LoganPaul" will be banned from the Vine 2 Platform. We will not tolerate such Disgusting, Inhumane behaviors.
— Vine 2 (@Vine2Team) January 3, 2018
Yup, because of his recent shenanigans, Logan Paul has managed to get banned from a platform that doesn’t officially exist! The team behind Vine 2 also took this opportunity to tell the world that it will have zero tolerance for idiots, or trolls, saying that its #1 rule is: “Be nice.”
Logan Paul .@LoganPaul has been banned from the Vine 2 Platform. We condemn the inhumane acts of the Video regarding "Taunting" a Dead Body found in a Japanese Forest. There will be no place for toxic activity on our platform. pic.twitter.com/zdoEAfcVIV
— Vine 2 (@Vine2Team) January 4, 2018
Despite the continued popularity they enjoy, many influencers have made the news in the last year with their antics, leading to public outrage – and sponsors pulling out of partnerships. With the phenomenon on the rise lately, are we perhaps starting to grow tired of their irresponsible ways? Well, one platform has. And it hasn’t officially been launched yet.
Are you part of Vine 2’s closed beta? We’d like to hear from you!