Is Vine coming back? Video app founder tweets cryptic message

Alfred Osborne
December 7, 2017

Reports of Vine's demise may have been greatly exaggerated, as the founder of the video-sharing app has teased a follow-up.

Last week, Mr Hofmann told his 44,300 followers that he was planning to "work on a follow-up" to the popular platform, which was shut down by Twitter previous year as the social media company looked to cut jobs and save money. What seems to be Vine 2; or version 2 of Vine.

Despite excitement for the app's potential return, other Twitter users have been quick to poke fun at the simplicity of the new logo design.

Hofmann's image comes about a week after a string of tweets in which he discussed working on a follow-up to VIne.

When Vine died, a major part of a lot of people went with it.

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Twitter paid a reported $30 million for the Vine app in October 2012, before it had even launched.

What do we know about Vine 2?

He has also said that the platform is "an outside project" that won't interfere with whatever they are now developing at Vine Labs.

Vine was launched in 2013 as a short video platform that worked in conjunction with Twitter.

Get ready, internet, there are about to more new-age vine stars than you can handle. However, others also noted that a comeback from the six-second video format needed some changes before hitting the web. During the time it was live, some of them rose to prominence enough that they became famous in their own right, advertising products instead of putting out content that people wanted to watch. Needless to say it was a beloved app and social media outlet.

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