In the wake of its demise, countless threads and compilations of the funniest clips from the beloved short-form video social media platform surfaced online.
What seems to be Vine 2; or version 2 of Vine. So today, Dom Hofmann, the founder of Vine made a major announcement that had Vine fans spitting with excitement. The executive has been teasing a new project related to Vine since last week.
The original Vine was shut down in January this year after it was acquired by Twitter for an estimated $20 million. It enjoyed its fair share of popularity among young people on the platform, but it was progressively phased out until its discontinuation earlier this year. In other words, expect Vine 2.0 in a new format. It is not yet clear whether the other two co-founders of the platform will join the initiative.
When Vine died, a major part of a lot of people went with it.
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Hoffman has disclosed that he is funding the making of V2 with his own money. Many users still aren't over the loss of the app. He has also said that the platform is "an outside project" that won't interfere with whatever they are now developing at Vine Labs.
With the new tool, users could upload their creations to Twitter right from the new app, if the accounts are linked, or by going through the social media site.
Get ready, internet, there are about to more new-age vine stars than you can handle.
The tweet comes just a week after Hofmann revealed his plans to work on a 'follow-up to Vine'. The app popularized the six-second looped video format which was ultimately replicated by other social media services such as Instagram.