Looks like Vine is coming back in the spring as Byte

Donna Miller
November 9, 2018

Dom Hofmann, co-founder of the six-second video platform, took to Twitter on Thursday to promote the launch of Byte, a "new looping video app" that is expected to debut in the Spring 2019.

Despite a dedicated and engaged user base, Vine struggled to monetise its platform like its contemporaries. Twitter, which owns Vine, officially disabled new uploads in October 2017, but still hosts the app's content online. He even went as far as calling it version 2 of Vine. Vine's founder Don Hofmann shared a logo for "V2" last December suggesting that a sequel to Vine was in the works, and now nearly a year later, we know what it'll be called and when we'll be able to play around with it. It gave a platform to future social media sensations like King Bach, Lele Pons, and the controversial Logan Paul. It gained vast popularity and was acquired by Twitter in 2013 but was unceremoniously discontinued late in 2016 amid strong competition from Snapchat and Instagram.

Vine videos are so popular that numerous most circulated ones have crept into pop culture at large, working their way into everyday vocabulary.

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There are not many details out there about Vine's successor at the moment.

That could all change with Byte, and as a former Vine lover, I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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