The all-new Byte is here!
Announced in 2012, Vine was a video hosting service on which users posted six-second looping video clips and shared them on other popular social media platforms Facebook and Twitter. After Twitter acquired it immediately after the announcement, it deployed on the App stores in 2013.
The app was well-received by the audience and hit a milestone of 200 million active users by December 2015. However, for some reason, in October 2016, Twitter announced it would disable the Uploads, but viewing and downloading would still work. The Vine team stated that they couldn’t make enough money out of it, and hence it was shut down in January 2017. Twitter saved the archives of the previously uploaded videos.
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The founder Dom Hoffman then states that his team has been working on V2 of Vine, but the project got Postpone due to “Financial concerns.” He later reported back on the Vine forums, in 2018, that the team has resumed the work, and it looks like the wait is finally over.
The author tweeted about the new platform yesterday and took the internet by Surprise. It is now available on both the App Store and Google Play Store.
The only competitor in the market is Tik Tok. With 500 million active users worldwide, the video-sharing platform is a hit among younger audiences. The maximum length of video that TikTok allows is 1 minute, and it is going to be challenging for Byte considering how big the userbase of TikTok is.
Hofmann says the app will make sure that the content creators get paid for their work when the app does eventually introduce advertising. “As of now, we will be using their funds to promote the app,” he said as the work of the creators goes in vain, and it should be appreciated.
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Like any other social platform, Byte comes equipped with Feed, Notifications, Explore, and Profile page. Here are some screenshots if you want to take a closer look at the Byte’s app.
The stage sets up; the only thing left to do is to bring all the popular content creators together. The byte is up against the likes of TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and many other platforms, and it is not going to be easy to cruise through them.
Hofmann wrote- “It’s always a bummer when the people behind online services and the people that use them get to disconnect from one another, so we’re trying out these forums to see if we can do a better job at that.”
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If you don’t have access to the app, you can sign up for the beta program using the form provided by Byte. This Form is creator-based and is available for influencers for now. Here’s the signup link if you are an artist.
Sign Up for Byte’s Creator Program
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