Vine successor called "Byte" coming in spring 2019

Joanna Estrada
November 9, 2018

Last year, Hofmann floated the idea of bringing back Vine after the platform was killed off by Twitter as part of its restructuring. Some apps like TikTok have tried to recreate the magic of short online video clips, but at least in my experience, nothing's yet to come close to the perfection that was our sweet, innocent Vine.

The original Vine founder has a new looping video app!

Dom Hoffman today announced Byte, a "looping video app" which he says will debut in the first half of 2019. It blew up in popularity and some Viners even gained global fame due to their popular Vines. It gained enormous popularity and was acquired by Twitter in 2013 but was unceremoniously discontinued late in 2016 amid strong competition from Snapchat and Instagram. Snapchat's failings in recent years may have opened the door for another Vine-style app to exist again, but Instagram's Stories will prove hard to compete with.

Vine videos are so popular that numerous most circulated ones have crept into pop culture at large, working their way into everyday vocabulary. But it'll be interesting to see if Byte can be as popular as Vine and give a platform to social media stars.

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