Vine helped Shawn Mendes to become a superstar. But he’s not the only one. There are dozens of Vine celebrities who made a deal with well-known producers. Truly, the social media platform brought a lot of stars along the way.
Unfortunately, Twitter, which acquired Vine, shut it down in 2016. The absence of the social platform has been felt worldwide. Because of that, its co-founder, Dom Hofmann is trying to bring it back as he teased a second version of the platform. And the fans went wild.
The six-second video
The app was used by people who wished to create a six-second video and share it with others. Vine became a haven for bizarre presentations. It also started a new culture with a set of viral celebrities.
After Twitter shut it down, some of its big stars moved to other platforms and found success on Instagram and YouTube. But because their success wasn’t as big as they had on Vine, they mourned the app’s closure.
But the app’s co-founder may give it a new life, making many people very excited. He tweeted that he’s been busy working on a new version of Vine. A welcome news that its fans want to hear. He even teased more by posting a simple logo for the new version.
The said image was the platform’s signature color. In that case, it’s definitely going to return. When? Dom didn’t say.
The chances of a Vine 2.0 are unclear. However, the co-founder’s initial tweet confirmed that he’s indeed working on it. He also added that he would fund the project as an outside project.
In this way, it would not interfere with his other work at Interspace. As the project moves, he promised to share more details. He admitted that after the initial tweet he made, he received a lot of DMs and tweets. That’s probably what motivates him to make Vine 2.0 possible.
The self-funding concept is a new one for Vine. Before it even launched, the app was acquired by Twitter for $30 million five years ago. Now, it appears that the co-founder will be funding it himself so that he could bring a new life to the app.
The other co-founders of Vine are also busy making their own apps after Vine shut down. Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll just developed a trivia app that launched successfully in October. The company is now seeking a valuation at $80 million to $100 million, and it’ll launch soon in Android.
Although Vine no longer has new content, Twitter users are still sharing their favorite Vine videos. These videos have been archived and kept online. Some of the most watched Vines would include this video of a child and this little boy who smiled and said no but cried after.
Despite its demise, a lot of people are still watching Vine videos. It was a special app for young people. The app had 200 million monthly active users in 2015. Unfortunately, Twitter announced that it’s going to stop supporting the app, but it would archive those videos for people to watch and share.