Vine Is Returning as Byte, Launching in 2019

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Dom Hofmann, the co-creator of Vine, has officially announced its spiritual successor. It’s called Byte, and it’s a new looping video app that has emerged from his efforts to create Vine v2. And if everything goes according to plan Byte will arrive in Spring 2019.

A Brief History of Vine

Vine arrived on the scene in 2012. It offered a simple way of recording short looping videos of up to six seconds long. Vine caught so much early buzz that Twitter also acquired it in 2012, even before it had officially launched.

After launch, Vine gained an impressive userbase, and by 2015 boasted 200 million active users. Unfortunately, Twitter got cold feet, and in 2016, Twitter killed Vine Twitter Is


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