Bringing back 6-second looping videos.
Many were disappointed when Twitter decided to shut down Vine back in 2017. The service lets you upload 6-second looping videos, where it resulted in some of the most creative short videos we’ve seen. The concept was simple yet it brought out the creativity in some.
After Vine’s untimely demise, its co-founder Dom Hofmann has teased a return of the service under a new name called Byte. After months of beta testing, the app has finally started to roll out to users everywhere.
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
The concept is still the same, you have 6 seconds to record a video. Backed with a ‘creativity first’ tagline, Byte is aiming to bring back the short 6-second goodness that Vine has left vacant. Just like Vine, Byte is looking to introduce a partner program that will let it pay its creators soon.
“You know the drill: upload from your camera roll or use the byte camera to capture stuff. there are lots of ways to find new personalities and moments. explore what the community is watching and loving, view posts handpicked by our editors, or browse on your own,” its creators said in a tweet.
At the moment, Byte is facing strict competition with similar apps like TikTok, where it quickly became one of the most downloaded apps in recent months.
Byte is a free download available on iOS and Android devices.