Vine Co-Founder Hints That A New Version Of The App Is In Development
— dom hofmann (@dhof) December 6, 2017
After being shut down at the beginning of the year the social media platform Vine is looking to make a return.
Wednesday afternoon, Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann took to Twitter to tease the return of the social media app, posting an image that read “V2,” with a new logo in the same mint-green color as the original Vine. No other details are known about the sequel app. Since teasing the return of the looped video app, Hofmann’s tweet has received close to 170,000 retweets and over 346,000 likes. People have responded positively to the announcement while others have put their own spin on the new logo.
Hofmann had previously stated that he was working on a follow-up to the original six-second video.
i'm going to work on a follow-up to vine. i've been feeling it myself for some time and have seen a lot of tweets, dms, etc.
— dom hofmann (@dhof) November 30, 2017
“I’m going to work on a follow-up to Vine,” he wrote back on November 30. “I’ve been feeling it myself for some time and have seen a lot of tweets, DMs, etc.”
“I’m funding it myself as an outside project, so it doesn’t interfere with the (quite exciting) work we’re doing at the company, which is my first priority,” Hofmann added. “Nothing else to share yet, but more as it develops.”
The original Vine was shut down in January this year after it was acquired by Twitter for an estimated $20 million. The app popularized the six-second looped video format which was ultimately replicated by other social media services such as Instagram.
In the process of Vine shutting down a number of memorable videos were also removed although many of them can still be found on YouTube, such as this one.