Vine is coming back—sort of.
After shelving the highly anticipated app V2, Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann is finally releasing a successor to the beloved video loop app called Byte. Via Twitter, Hoffman revealed the new app will be launching sometime in spring 2019.
Vine became a cornerstone in social media and built huge careers before its untimely death in 2017. Hoffman first tried to bring the app back with V2, but stalled the project indefinitely because of lack of funding.
"I didn’t expect to write this even a few weeks ago, but I’ve made the very difficult decision of postponing the V2 project for an indefinite amount of time," he wrote at the time. "There are several reasons for this, including a bit of 'sequelitis,' but I’d like to explain the biggest one, which is due to financial and legal hurdles."
Hoffman has confirmed Byte is the new name for V2, and the new looping app already has new social accounts and a website, which seems pretty promising.
As far as logistical details about the app, there are none. We're not sure if the videos will be six seconds long, or if Vine's OG creators will flock to return to this Vine 2.0. You can sign up to receive future updates on the app's website, until then, stay tuned.