The Founder Of Vine Says He Is Working On A "Follow-Up" To The Six Second Video App

1 December 2017, 13:38

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

WAIT...DOES THIS MEAN VINE IS COMING BACK?!

Vine was only "a thing" for a few years, but its cultural impact cannot be overstated. When it ceased to exist in late 2016, the internet was understandably heartbroken. It had lost one of the weird, wonderful creations that the internet was almost certainly not originally intended for.

Vine's shutdown may have saddened fans of the six second video platform, but a potential successor is apparently in the works.

Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann made the surprise announcement this week that he is currently working on a follow-up to Vine. He didn't offer much detail but still managed to ignite excitement among fans of the app.

Hofmann didn't offer much detail about the concept of this app or when to expect it, but it's SOMETHING.

Though aspects of Vine culture have continued their ascent to cult status, it's undeniable that Vine never truly got to live its best life. Just four years after Twitter acquired the app for $30 million dollars, the company abruptly announced in October 2016 that it was calling time on the much loved application.

Whether or not Hofmann can recreate the magic of Vine remains to be seen. However, a "follow-up" to Vine is clearly something that people are interested in.