The internet at large was devastated when Vine, the 6-second-video phenomenon sponsored by Twitter, shut down for good in early 2017.
But now Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann has announced plans to reintroduce the Vine format with a new app called Byte.
our new looping video app is called byte. launching spring 2019 pic.twitter.com/C3FMvkcIwc
— dom hofmann (@dhof) November 8, 2018
Vines were such a revolutionary introduction to contemporary pop culture that this announcement definitely has the internet feeling some kinda way:
this time maybe don't sell to twitter so they can shut it down kthx
— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) November 8, 2018
the prophecy has been fulfilled
— Jay-Lynn Delevingne (@jaydelevingne) November 8, 2018
really digging the aesthetic/ branding and cannot contain my excitement for this project
thank you in advance 👍🤘
— 🥴 (@samsheffer) November 8, 2018
Hofmann was not with Vine when it shuttered, having instead moved onto an app also called Byte that served as a “quirky digital art creation tool,” but didn’t actually last very long.
hey that name sounds familiar
— Bryan Irace (@irace) November 8, 2018
The internet is so ready for the new tool. It’s been two whole years since six-second-looping-videos were mass produced. Can you believe?
so influencers on this app will be called byters? sick
— Ann ◡̈🍒 (@andreaaalevy) November 8, 2018
I can’t wait!
— Justin Taylor (@TheSmarmyBum) November 8, 2018
Spring 2019. Mark your calendars!