Vine will return as Byte in spring 2019
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.