Founder Hints at Vine Revival

Founder Hints at Vine Revival
The founder of Vine has announced he is to work on a follow-up to the defunct service.

(CCM) — Hopes are mounting that Vine will soon be making a comeback following comments made by the now-defunct short video service's founder Dom Hofmann.

Hofmann tweeted on Thursday that he is working on a successor to the app, according to a report in the Independent.

"I'm going to work on a follow-up to Vine," he tweeted. "I've been feeling it myself for some time and have seen a lot of tweets, DMs, etc." He added that he is funding the development himself as an outside project so that it doesn't interfere with his current job, and that he has "nothing else to share yet, but more as it develops."

Vine's six-second video clips became hugely popular after the service was founded in June 2012, prompting Twitter to buy the company in October 2012. For the next four years Vine's short video format went from strength to strength, turning some of its users into minor celebrities. But in October 2016 Twitter announced that Vine would be closed down and no new Vines could be uploaded. Twitter has since established a Vine archive where the service's six second videos can still be viewed.

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