Could Vine be revived? Founder hints at follow-up app in cryptic tweet

The logo pointing towards a 'Vine 2'. Pic: @dhof

Stories of Vine’s demise might have been vastly exaggerated, because the founding father of the video-sharing app has teased a follow-up.

Don Hofmann tweeted a emblem that includes the recognisable font and hues utilized by Vine, the place customers confronted the problem of creating movies with a most size of six seconds.

Since his publish on Wednesday evening, hypothesis has been swirling “Vine 2” could possibly be on the horizon.

Final week, Mr Hofmann informed his 44,300 followers that he was planning to “work on a follow-up” to the favored platform, which was shut down by Twitter final yr because the social media firm regarded to chop jobs and get monetary savings.

Mr Hofman revealed that he was funding the mission himself in order that it “would not intrude with the fairly thrilling work” his firm Interspace is dedicated to, which he stated was his “first precedence”.

“Nothing else to share but, however extra because it develops,” he stated, earlier than revealing the brand.

Regardless of pleasure for the app’s potential return, different Twitter customers have been fast to poke enjoyable on the simplicity of the brand new emblem design.

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Vine nonetheless exists on-line in order that customers can proceed to observe earlier posts, however no new movies will be uploaded.

Twitter purchased the start-up shortly earlier than its launch in 2013, however made the announcement of its closure on the identical day it stated it was chopping 9% of its international workers – although Vine had round 200 million customers on the time.

Essentially the most-looped video was footage taken from contained in the Stade de France in the course of the Paris terror assaults in November.

Others embody a pile of honking rubber geese and Leonardo DiCaprio’s face when Girl Gaga handed by him on the Golden Globe Awards in January.

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Little is thought about Mr Hofman’s Interspace enterprise, however his Vine co-founders Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll have discovered success with on-line gaming app HQ Trivia, which pits gamers in opposition to one another in stay quizzes to compete for money.

It launched on the App Retailer in October and has been an enormous success, with 300,000 gamers collaborating in a single recreation earlier this week, and it’s anticipated to be launched on Android earlier than Christmas.

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