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Elon Musk Has Team Working to Reboot Vine on Twitter by End of this Year

Elon Musk Has Team Working to Reboot Vine on Twitter by End of this Year

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Elon Musk wants to revive Vine, which allows users to create videos. According to unconfirmed reports, he has tasked Twitter engineers with working on a reboot of the app to launch by the end of 2022.

Elon Musk intends to significantly improve Twitter so that it can compete with social networks like TikTok. For this, the Vine app, which was very popular about 10 years ago, will probably be revived. Vine is a mobile app that allowed users to create 6-second videos and is owned by Twitter, which bought it in October 2012. As early as April 2013, Vine became the most downloaded free app in the iOS App Store. Despite this, later the service could not compete with Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube and began to lose its audience. As a result, it was closed in October 2016.

On Monday, Musk held a poll on Twitter asking people to vote on whether they want to see Vine return. This was the first hint that the application could soon be revived. So far, 69.5% of the more than 4.6 million users who voted want Vine back. Such a result is extremely clear, which means that it is likely that we will soon be able to take advantage of the Phoenix that has risen from the ashes, aka Vine.


Now, Axios' sources say the new owner has already started working on it and the app could be ready by the end of this year. According to them, Twitter engineers have already been instructed to review the old Vine codebase, which has not been changed or updated since the close in 2016. Although there is a lot of work to be done, this application has huge potential and can create competition for TikTok. The trends of recent years show that people like to shoot various short videos and then show them to the public. Having a quality in-app editor and effects can further enhance Vine's appeal to users.

Popular YouTuber MrBeast seems to be interested in this video app too. He expressed his extreme enthusiasm that Vine, in theory, could compete with TikTok. In response to his tweet, Musk asked what his team needs to do to make Vine better than TikTok.

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