Vine comes back from the dead as new Byte app


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Keep in mind Vine? It was large in like 2013, however then Twitter did nothing to develop the app's potential, and it shuttered after just a few years. However, because of its unique co-creator, it's getting a second shot at life.

Dom Hofmann, Vine's co-creator, has been teasing for a very long time that he's creating a successor to the short-form video app, and now he has revealed on Twitter, mockingly, that it is going to be referred to as Byte, and that it’s coming in spring 2019. He additionally described Byte as a "new looping video app".

When Hofmann first stated he was working the brand new app, he called it V2 and reportedly needed it to permit recordings longer than six seconds in size however no shorter than two. The video format would even be fullscreen, relatively than sq., with a give attention to vertical and horizontal. It might also have a collaborative “group” function that'd permit customers to work collectively and publish movies. Nevertheless it's unclear if any of these options might be a part of his new Byte app.

Hofmann reportedly additionally contacted former Vine stars and different social media celebrities and influencers final yr in an try and spherical out V2's improvement and to determine a monetisation angle. If true, it's going to be fascinating to see whether or not Byte arrives with a slate of well-known creators at launch, and whether or not it's going to have a approach for all customers to generate income on the platform, type of like how Google permits YouTube creators to earn off advertisements.

Clearly, not a lot is understood about how Byte will work, however Hofmann has been pretty open on boards and on Twitter concerning the improvement course of. For example, in Might of this yr, he introduced that V2 had been postponed indefinitely as a consequence of funding and logistic points.

So, we suspect we'll hear extra from him quickly. Keep tuned.