After ~literally~ a 14-months hiatus, Vine might make a comeback.
The short-form video hosting service, created by Dom Hofmann, Rus Yusupov, and Colin Kroll, launched four years ago on January 24, 2013.
The app, which allowed users to upload six-second-long looping video clips, was one of its kind and became an instant hit amongst tech lovers. In fact, a lot of today's biggest influencers—Lele Pons, Rudy Mancuso, King Bach, and Logan Paul—were discovered on Vine.
It was the hottest app at the time. It was so hot that Twitter bought it for $30 million in 2012 waaaay before its launch.
Sadly, because other apps began to adopt a similar concept *cough* Instagram *cough*, Vine's popularity began to decline.
On October 27, 2016, it was announced that the app would stop video uploads, but that users would still be able to view and download videos. On January 20, 2017, Twitter launched an internet archive with all of the Vine videos in history.
Long story short, Vine might come back from the dead!
Co-Founder Hofmann hinted at a possible Vine comeback after many people asked for the app to return. "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.," he expressed in late November.
Come December 6 and BAM:
People on the internet are so freaking stoked! For some, this is even their second chance at becoming Vine stars!
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