Praise the Internet gods, Vine might be coming back!
Vine co-founder, Dom Hofmann, said that he’s working on a follow up to the popular six-second video service, called V2.
Vine, which officially launched in 2013 as a platform for funny and wacky repetitive short-form videos, infamously collapsed back in January of this year because it wasn’t making any profit.
Hofmann’s Vine co-founders Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll, moved on to run increasingly popular live streaming trivia game HQ, but Hofmann isn’t letting Vine go gently into that good night.
Hofmann tweeted on Nov. 30, “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.”
And the new name, which Hofmann tweeted nearly a week later on Dec. 6, is just as bite-size as the content it promises, simply, V2.
Hofmann says he plans to fund the platform himself, possibly looking beyond Twitter or any other big social media site, which backed the platform before its official launch back in 2012.
“I’m funding it myself as an outside project, so it doesn’t interfere with the (quite exciting) work we’re doing at the company, which is my first priority. nothing else to share yet, but more as it develops,” he said.
Hoffmann even added “working on V2” to his Twitter bio.
Despite Vine’s lack of new content, Twitter users and beyond still share their favorite loops, as the short videos are called, from the archives, which Vine kept online.
Some of the most looped Vines in the company’s history include a video of a child getting taken for a spin on a moving, but cushioned, platform and a little boy who smiling says no, then immediately starts crying.