Vine is back… well, kind of!

As Twitter likes to do, they shut a really promising product down in 2016. Vine was an online platform that allowed users to create short looping video clips. The 6 second videos were able to be shared online and often went viral.

But, it’s now rising from the ashes. Dom Hoffman, one of the founders of Vine is back with a new TikTok competitor…. Byte! Byte has finally sent out the first 100 invites to its closed beta.

Very much like Vine, Byte will let users snap or upload short, looped vertical videos to a feed. TikTok already has over 500 million active users, something Twitter could have grown into Vine. So it’s going to be hard work to swell Byte to the success of the lip-sync app.

For now, the app is only in beta, and the team are ‘adding and subtracting features’ for a trial by fire to see what works and what doesn’t.

The current version is just camera recordings with no uploads from camera roll, and just a feed with Likes and comments but no account following.

It’ll be interesting to see if Byte can capture some of the TikTok audience, or bring some original Vine stars back to status.

Do you think there’s room in the crowded market for another video looping app like TikTok?