The second coming of Vine is here and it’s called Byte
I feel like I’m caught in a loop…
Before TikTok, before Instagram videos, and before every app had some type of looping video addition, there was Vine. Then Twitter bought it, didn’t know what to do with it, and killed it off. Well, Vine’s creator, Dom Hofmann, is back, with another looping video app called Byte.
Get your head in creator-mode cause the looping video format isn’t going anywhere soon.
Vine’s creator is back for another six seconds of fame, with his looping video app called Byte
today we’re bringing back 6-second looping videos and a new community for people who love them.
it’s called byte and it’s both familiar and new. we hope it’ll resonate with people who feel something’s been missing. https://t.co/g5qOIdM8qG
— byte (@byte_app) January 25, 2020
Vine’s creator, Dom Hoffman, has been working on his latest looping video app for years, and now it’s finally here. Byte retains the six-second format that was so popular with creators, opening the door for TikTok’s popularity, amongst others. Here’s a quick rundown:
- Byte is just that, short, six-second looping videos to consume
- A new vertically-scrolling timeline will let you scroll forever
- A curated discovery section has hand-picked six-second loops sorted into interest groups
- Hofmann is starting a pilot program for creators to earn through shared revenue (Medium also does something similar)
- Currently, the app is missing some features that the competition has, such as Augmented Reality filters, audio mixing, and transition effects
- It’s available on iOS and Android, but not for all countries
— Toby Turner (@TobyTurner) January 27, 2020
Nostalgia is a heck of a drug, eh? I mean, this is the coder who created the six-second loop format, back again like some kind of (far longer than six seconds) time loop. Will it be wildly successful and challenge the current king, TikTok?
- Google’s Shoelace will probably get caught in the social media escalator
- I went a week without Wi-Fi and totally survived (this reality)
- Tinder Loops sounds like a cereal, but it’s a new Vine-like feature coming to Tinder
- This kid shows you the types of Vines you need to post to gain popularity, sort of