There's A Huge New Social Media App Coming From The Creators Of Vine

3 November 2016, 15:31 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

Hype app
Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Vine is dead. Long live Hype.

If you're anything like us, you're likely still mourning the death of Vine. The six-second video app fostered great internet talent over the years, and was a pioneer of its genre, trailblazing in the video-first revolution. 

When Twitter announced that it would be taking Vine out of commission, the app's co-founder had this to say. 

Little did we realize, Rus was mourning the death of Vine while preparing to push Hype--his newest app offering. Two of Vine's original founders have been working on Hype for the last year and, as Vine dies on its ass, Hype seemingly rises from the ashes. 

Here's everything you need to know about Hype. 

Hype app


  • Hype looks poised to give users the best of many worlds. Firstly, there's the broadcast element, comparable to Periscope and perhaps able to fill the small vacuum created by the death of Periscope competitor, Meerkat
  • Aside from just broadcasting, users can use stickers, animations, play music, and create channels for viewers to check out. If we're being honest, Hype looks a lot like Snapchat with a dash of YouTube. 
  • Interestingly enough, Hype has been backed by Snapchat's very first investor, Jeremy Liew, perhaps suggesting an "I know something you don't know" element. 

Here's a little preview of Hype. 

Introducing Hype from Hype on Vimeo.

While the app is still young, it looks to have the potential of an early Vine or Snapchat. It is packed with features, geared toward audience engagement, and ripe with opportunities for commercial endorsements. 

Hype is now available in the Apple App Store with an Android version imminent.

Will you be checking out the Hype app? Do you guys think it will be a suitable replacement for Vine? Sound off in the comments!

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