The co-founder of the six-second video app Vine is developing a new app named Byte.
Dom Hofmann, who co-founded Vine in 2012, made the announcement on Twitter. He said that Byte will focus on looping video clips, just as Vine did. He added that Byte will be released in Spring 2019.
Twitter acquired Vine before its launch in 2012, and the app became popular due to the number of social media stars who used its six-second video format to create short comedy and music clips. The app was closed down by Twitter in 2017, since the
app lost its popularity among stars. The app had also faced increasing competition from Facebook-owned Instagram, which also allows people to post brief video clips.
Last year, Mr Hofmann announced that he was working on v2, a spiritual successor to Vine. That project was abandoned in May, however, with Mr Hofmann citing funding issues with the service.