Byte Launches for Fans of Vine and TikTok

MakeUseOf | 1/27/2020 | Dave Parrack
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Dom Hofmann, the co-founder of the long-lost but never-forgotten Vine, has launched Byte. This is a new way to create and share short videos. So Byte is not only the spiritual successor to Vine, but also direct competition to TikTok, Snapchat, and Instagram.

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In 2012, a new app called Vine burst onto the scene. This let users record short, looping videos up to six seconds long. Before it had even officially launched, Twitter acquired Vine. Vine then spent several years building an impressive userbase of 200 million users.

Unfortunately, in 2016, Twitter killed Vine for reasons that have never been fully explained. However, Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann wasn’t ready to give up on Vine, and in November 2017, he began working on Vine v2 with help from committed Vine fans.

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Twitter Is Killing Vine, Letting Instagram Win

Twitter is killing Vine, with the social media company shuttering the short-form video-sharing service for unknown reasons. Rest in Peace.

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In May 2018, Hofmann postponed the launch of Vine v2 indefinitely citing “financial and legal hurdles”. However, in November 2018, Hofmann announced Byte, “a new looping video app by the creator of Vine,” that he hoped to launch in Spring 2019.

Now, Byte has finally arrived, and, as promised, it lets you create and share short looping videos up to six seconds long. The six-second limitation...
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