Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann, that platform launched in 2012 but now defunct, and which allowed the creation of short videos, has announced the arrival of Byte. This is an application that comes to replace its predecessor and to confront directly with TikTok, the Chinese social network that in recent years has been experiencing exponential growth.
Hofmann, announced that the new social network for sharing short videos is now available on iOS and Android. For this reason, here we tell you all about the news of the moment.
Everything you need to know about the new social network for short videos
Byte is an application that allows you to record, upload and later share videos with a maximum duration of six seconds. This, according to Hofmann, is so that users can be more specific when it comes to posting content on social networks.
Having said that, you should know that the application allows the user to have the traditional features of any social network, i.e. profile, feed, search engine and notifications. But, what it doesn’t have for now are transition effects and augmented reality filters.
To make use of it, all you have to do is create a user through a Google or Apple account, then select a profile picture and that’s it. Now you will be able to make your first videos, and you can do it directly from the application or uploading it from your gallery.
And as we told you earlier, Byte arrives on the market to compete with the famous social network TikTok, which since its arrival has positioned itself as the most downloaded app in the United States in 2018. In addition to being the second most downloaded worldwide in 2019, being surpassed only by Instagram.
But what is different about Byte and TikTok?
Well, let’s start with the fact that for example TikTok allows you to make much longer videos, since they can be up to 60 seconds long. By contrast, with Byte you can only make them for a maximum of six seconds.
On the other hand, Byte has an interface in which there are videos organized in sections. Then you can find comedy, animation, pets, experiments, art, among others. On the other hand, TikTok’s interface is obviously more chaotic.
What can be said is that the two social networks are very similar and, ultimately, their success will be determined by their users. Since Byte is an improved version of Vine, it is possible that its former users will give it a good reception.
What do you think? Would you use it?