Amateur internet comedians and short-form video enthusiasts, rejoice: Vine looks like its coming back from the dead.
Dom Hoffman, founder of the popular six-second video app, teased a potential Vine rebirth via Twitter on Wednesday, with a simple “v2” tweet and accompanying logo.
— dom hofmann (@dhof) December 6, 2017
The tweet comes on the heels of his November message saying he was “going to work on a follow-up to Vine.”
i'm going to work on a follow-up to vine. i've been feeling it myself for some time and have seen a lot of tweets, dms, etc.
— dom hofmann (@dhof) November 30, 2017
Vine diehards were hit with a gut punch earlier this year, when Twitter shuttered the video app in January. Founded in 2012, the app was quickly gobbled up by Twitter for a cool $30 million, and launched in early 2013. Vine quickly became an internet hitmaker, with several videos taking on a meme-life-of-their-own. One obvious example: “What are those?!” Here, go down memory lane one more time:
While Vine was once a trailblazing app — launching before powerhouses like Facebook and Instagram jumped headlong into the video space — Twitter was unable to leverage its popularity. Running ads against six-second clips and pulling in revenue wasn’t in the cards for Vine.
There isn’t much else beyond Hoffman’s appropriately brief tweets on Vine 2.0, but we’ll have our eyes peeled on it heading into 2018.