Back in 2018, Vine co-creator Dom Hofmann announced that he was working on creating a similar social media application to succeed the popular video-looping app. At that time, it had already been two years since Twitter had killed its famed six-second video sharing platform.
It's a little past the original slated release - spring of 2019 - but the app is finally here. Called Byte, the successor to Vine is out now for the iOS and Android platforms. Much like its predecessor, Byte also focuses on creating and sharing content in the form of looped videos which last six seconds.
dear friends,— byte (@byte_app) January 25, 2020
today we’re bringing back 6-second looping videos and a new community for people who love them.
it’s called byte and it’s both familiar and new. we hope it’ll resonate with people who feel something’s been missing. https://t.co/g5qOIdM8qG
Back when Vine was still alive and thriving, there were far fewer social media platforms available with relatively smaller user bases. It will be interesting to see how this revamped new version of Vine performs in the current world of social media which is now overpopulated with similar apps such as TikTok, Likee, Instagram and Snapchat.