Ever since Twitter pulled the connect on the Vine social network and still left us with a sputtering Vine Digital camera, bereft fans has wondered how to proceed with all the extra time on their hands.
They may soon have their solution. Â
Vine co-creator Dom Hofmann tweeted on Thursday afternoon that will he’s preparing to work on a “follow-up” to the beloved 6-second, infinitely looping app. And he’s doing it according to, perhaps, calls from the legions associated with devoted Vine creators. Â
“I’ve been feeling it myself for a while and have seen a lot of tweets, dms, etc, ” tweeted Hofmann.
i’m going to work on the follow-up to vine. i’ve been sensation it myself for some time and have observed a lot of tweets, dms, etc .
â? dom hofmann (@dhof) November 30, 2017
At its peak, Grape vine had, according to one report, 200 million active users, but typical Twitter users never really took to utilizing the app. With its animation tools plus six-second limit, Vine primarily become a huge hit to creatives. For a time, some of the best humor in social media could be found in individuals six second loops. Brands, as well, fell in love with the format plus hired many of Vines most gifted animators to create some awesome six-second spots. Vine’s influence in short-form media is a lasting one because networks recently introduced six-second industrial breaks.
Yes, Twitter do leave us with a Vine Camera application, but no destination, besides Tweets, where we could share our masterpieces. This kind of content demands its own collecting place.
Which brings us returning to Hofmann’s cryptic tweets. After launching he was working on a followup, Hofmann deflated expectations a bit.
i’m funding it me personally as an outside project, so it does not interfere with the (quite exciting) function we’re doing at the company, that is my first priority
â? dem hofmann (@dhof) November 30, 2017
Hofmann’s Vine 2 . 0 or “Mine” or whatever he calls this, will not interfere with his work at Byte, which created the briefly well-known Peach app, along with the art application Byte and the emoji-based Music Creator. And since he’s funding the task himself, things could go extremely slowly. Put simply, the second coming associated with Vine may be a long-time coming. Â
That’s okay, though. We’re therefore excited about the possibility of a Vine-like application and social network where we can see, create and share our six-second video clips â? even if it’s not called everything like “Vine” â? Â that we all created an old-school vine in order to celebrate.
We’ll post this on Tweets so you can share it around, as well, and encourage Dom Hofmann to get at work.