Vine will re-emerge as Byte in Q2 2019

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 9, 2018, 2:27 pm IST
Updated Nov 9, 2018, 2:34 pm IST
The popular short video platform will be revived under a new name as confirmed by one of its co-founders.
The V2 will be known as Byte.
 The V2 will be known as Byte.

When Vine was at its peak, it gave us some breakout stars such as Lele Pons, Jay Versace, Thomas Sanders and a host of others. But by far the person to most benefit from Vine was international singing sensation, Shawn Mendes. Vine was a unique platform in itself and this allowed short 6-second videos to be endlessly looped and in the process sprung a new form of creativity based on the short span of time. The app truly escalated in popularity and this social media platform began disrupting the market in a way no other network had done at the time.

Initially, Vine was officially available only on iOS devices and later on in moving on to Android handsets. Twitter acquired Vine in 2012 and then slowly began shutting it down by 2017 as the platform was not generating enough of income. Since then, there has not been any other platform of its variety, leaving fans fairly upset.

 

In 2017, Vine co-founder Dom Hoffmann teased that Vine would be revived by simply just mentioning V2. Later on, in May of this year, he appeared to throw cold water on the project by saying that it was postponed indefinitely and saying escalating costs were the prime reason for the delay.

Now, out of nowhere, Hoffmann has tweeted, “our new looping video app is called byte. launching spring 2019.”

There are official Twitter and Instagram accounts of Byte — @byteapp along with a website that portrays the service as a “new looping video app by the creator of Vine."

Vine creators and artists can now rest easy knowing that a Vine successor is on the way and it won’t be for too long that a looping video app is once again gaining a lot of traction.

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