The popular Vine app came to an abrupt end in October 2016, but it looks like it might be coming back in a new way. Dom Hofmann, one of the co-creators of Vine, has been provoking a new project that could revive at least some aspects of Vine, since he has published another advance on Twitter that can be seen above and refers to "V2", a follow-up potential to the video application that has been available on Android and other platforms. The legend of Hofmann simply says "v2" and it seems to be a clear indication of a possible resurgence of the video platform.
Although it seems that Hofmann is working on a new application that could come as a sequel to the now defunct Vine, it is not clear whether it will be a direct follow-up or a completely different application. The advance of "v2" suggests that at least some of the key issues that made Vine so popular would come to the new application, but there are no specific details available at this time. It is also not known if the other two co-founders of Vine, Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll, would be involved in this project together with Hofmann.
As a reminder, Vine was launched in 2013 under the corporate umbrella of Twitter, having been acquired before its official debut and while it was still in beta. The original application had a simple and fun premise: create and share short loop videos of no more than six seconds. The application soon triggered a short video frenzy and became one of the best free apps in the United States. The time limit fueled creativity and challenged users to express everything they could in the shortest possible time, often with very entertaining results. When Twitter closed Vine last year, there was a big protest on the Internet and several high profile Vine creators even tried to find solutions to save the service in vain. Hofmann's new development for a "v2" has aroused the excitement of a return from Vine, but it remains to be seen when it will be ready for launch and what it will have to offer.