Vine Is Already Trying To Make 2018 The Best Year Yet

It's been said many times, many ways, but it bears repeating: 2017 was a wild year. Through the good and the bad, we've learned a lot about who we are as a society and as individuals. Some, like Taylor Swift , have launched total rebrands. And it's not just people pressing restart. On Wednesday, Vice's Motherboard reported that Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann announced that he was pulling a Swift and bringing his beloved social media platform back from the dead as "V2." v2 pic.twitter.com/JkzE1CULSV — dom hofmann (@dhof) December 6, 2017

Last week, Hofmann teased the announcement by tweeting that he was "going to work on a follow-up to vine" that would be self-funded "as an outside project, so it doesn't interfere with the (quite exciting) work we're doing at the company." DISCLAIMER: We are no longer connected with @Twitter . We are a separate company. — Vine 2 Beta (@Vine2Beta) December 6, 2017

It's been over a year since Twitter, which acquired the original version of Vine back in 2012, killed off the video-sharing platform that gave us cult-favorite clips such as this adorable toddler experiencing the most intense sugar rush of her life and this dog killing it on the cowbell . Yes, we could have used more of these easily consumable and shareable videos to help combat the less-than-stellar moments in 2017. 2017, a year so bad Vine decided to skip it. — Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) December 6, 2017

So far, Hofmann hasn't released any substantial information about what users and viewers can expect, although the Vine Beta Twitter account confirmed the format will accommodate six-second clips and may have a live feature . The account has also shared beta codes with some followers, allowing access to all of the "new upgraded features." Still have more VIP #Beta Codes available. If you weren't fast enough, Retweet this tweet for a chance. We want everyone to try out the new upgraded features available in Vine 2. #Vine2 — Vine 2 Beta (@Vine2Beta) December 6, 2017

Twitter users don't seem to mind the deficiency of details at all. Right now, they're just thrilled that the upcoming year will be contain a little more levity and, for some, a shot at finally becoming a Vine star. Am i dreaming or is vine 2 actually a thing


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