Missing Vine? Well, here’s Byte for those of you who miss the six-second video app!
Vine co-founder Dom Hoffman launched Byte on iOS and Android. The Apple App store had a message from the creators that says ‘the app should seem both familiar and new to users’. This comes as a surprise since Hoffman had earlier announced that he was building a successor to his once-popular short-form video app, Vine but had later cancelled its plans.
your feedback has helped us get here today. we’ve got a lot more in store and as we continue to build, we want to hear from more of you.
join our forum (https://t.co/ec1MKUZy0L) and let us know what you think. we truly read everything and we’re excited to create with you.
— byte (@byte_app) January 25, 2020
— dom hofmann (@dhof) January 26, 2020
Before Vine was discontinued in 2016, it was quite a rage amongst the youth. Post its shutdown, several competitors in the same space were in the limelight, including TikTok.
— byte (@ByteAppCreators) January 25, 2020
— Jonathan Barry (@BarryJonathan) January 25, 2020
— @mauro on byte (@mauro_txt) January 26, 2020
Byte lets you shoot, upload and share six-second videos. The best part about this duration is that the videos are more about no-filler content; something that’s common on TikTok.
Byte comes with features like a feed, Explore page, notifications and profiles. As of now, several features like remixability, augmented reality filters and transition effects are missing, but hopefully, they will be added soon!
— Liam James (@LiamJamesMedia) January 27, 2020
— patrick (@imPatrickT) January 25, 2020
Dom & team ur probably tired of hearing this cuz it's cliche now but: thank you so much for #byte , I feel like I'm doing what I was meant to do, I'm actually happy for a change, thanks for giving me a chance at a voice when I had none. Woke up today and smiled (that's new) ❤️
— Señor Pequeños (@senorpequenos) January 25, 2020
That’s not all – Hoffman has also been actively running a beta tester forum to find out which features the users want him to build next!
According to media reports, Hoffman wants the app to help video creators make money!
The news is really exciting – let’s go on to see how Byte takes over the world, one short video at a time.