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Vine will return as Byte in spring 2019

new app byte's logo.
Byte logo Photo: Dom Hofmann.

Vine, the six-second videos that shaped internet culture, is returning in spring 2019, co-creator of Vine Dom Hofmann tweeted, but with a new name: Byte.

Why it matters: Twitter shut down Vine in 2016 and had a large following for viral video creators, but was not able to monetize at the pace desired. Hofmann's idea of a Vine 2.0 last year was squashed due to funding and development issues, Engadget reports. Now, a domain name, Twitter and Instagram accounts have been secured for more concrete plans for Byte.

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