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Vine will be revived as Byte next spring


Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann tweeted the news today. Last year, Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann teased a revival of the popular app, tweeting a logo that simply said "V2." However, excitement and hopes of a return were dashed in May when Hofmann said the project was postponed indefinitely, citing high costs as an issue. But Hofmann has now revealed that Vine's successor will now be called Byte and it should be launching sometime in spring 2019. our new looping video app is called byte. launching spring 2019 Back in May, Hofmann apologized for the delay, saying he wanted to make sure that Vine 2.0 was developed in the right way. "I'm very, very sorry for the disappointment," he said at the time, "If it's any consolation, I think it would have been even more disappointing if this service had been developed and released incorrectly, which is where we were headed. I'd like for us to get it right." Byte now has Twitter and Instagram accounts (both @byte_app) as well as a website that presents the service as a "new looping video app by the creator of Vine." Hofmann also confirmed that Byte was what was previously teased as V2. He didn't share exactly when Byte would launch, but you can sign up for updates on the website.

Vine cofounder announces Byte, a new looping video app launching this spring


There will soon be a new looping video app for Vine fans to take a byte out of. Vine founder Dom Hofmann tweeted today that a new version of the video looping app that hes been working on, called Byte, will launch in spring 2019. our new looping video app is called byte. launching spring 2019 Hofmann has been working on a followup to Vine, which he called V2, since at least November of last year. In May, he postponed the project, citing legal and financial difficulties. Interestingly, Hofmann launched another app called Byte three years ago, a collection of photo editing and creative tools. The old and new Byte even use a similar logo containing a yellow-red-blue icon in the top left corner. Hofmann also tried his hand at a social network with a Slack-like interface called Peach. Founded in 2012, Twitter bought Vine just four months after it launched for a reported $30 million. The original Vine had a 6-second time constraint for videos, and reportedly had over 200 million monthly active users at its peak. Twitter killed Vine in 2016, as it started to devote more resources to live video. Hofmann founded Vine with Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll, who are also the cofounders of HQ Trivia. VentureBeat has reached out to Hofmann on Twitter for more details on the new Byte, and will update this story if we hear back.