July 29, 2021
Byte Revives Vine the 6-Second Looping Video Service

Vine, the Wildly Popular 6-Second Looping Video Service, is Back, Courtesy of Byte

Vine, the immensely popular short-form, 6-second looping video service, discontinued by Twitter, is back for both Android and iOS…

First hitting the internet in June of 2012, Vine quickly became a buzz-worthy sensation. Social microblog Twitter acquired the service in October the same year before its public launch.

It gained over 200 million users by late 2015 and in October of 2016, Twitter announced it would disable uploads. Twitter later shut Vine down in January of 2017. But now, it’s back.

Byte Revives Vine, the 6-Second Looping Video Service

Vine has returned from its untimely death about three years ago, thanks to co-founder Dom Hofmann. Hofmann teased its relaunch in 2019 and it quietly premiered as a closed beta in April. Now, it’s back again:

“…you know the drill: upload from your camera roll or use the byte camera to capture stuff. there are lots of ways to find new personalities and moments. explore what the community is watching and loving, view posts handpicked by our editors, or browse on your own.”

This go-round, it’s “creativity first,” and parent company Byte states it will also introduce a partner program to pay creators in the very near future:

“…byte celebrates creativity and community, and compensating creators is one important way we can support both. stay tuned for more info.”

Byte is already available on Android and iOS.

William Boleys

Will is an experienced freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.

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