Vine founder plans ‘follow up’ service

Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann has announced plans for a “follow up” to the short-form video service, which was shut down by its parent company Twitter earlier this year.

Vine_logoIn a series of Tweets, Hofmann said he would work on this as a self-funded “outside project” separate from his work at his current company Interspace, which he described as his “first priority”.

“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,” he Tweeted. “Nothing else to share yet, but more as it develops.”

Twitter announced it was shutting down its Vine video app last October, at the same time as it said it would cut 9% of the company’s total staff in a cost-cutting move.

The service, which first went live in 2013, closed in January this year and relaunched as Vine Camera – an app that allows users to make 6.5 second looping videos and post them to Twitter.

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