Last month, Vine co-founder Dom Hoffman teased that he was building a "follow-up to Vine" but he didn't spill many other details about the project. Today we've learned a bit more about the app called v2.
It's been revealed that videos in v2 can be between 2 and 6.5 seconds long. Videos can be captured with your phone or uploaded from your camera roll, meaning that users could edit videos and then share them that way. Videos played in v2 will loop over and over.
— dom hofmann (@dhof) January 18, 2018
When capturing using v2, videos are full screen and in portrait orientation. Users will be able to flip between the front and rear cameras while recording. As for what v2 won't offer, there won't be things like color filters or face filters like the ones that are popular on some other popular services.
Hoffman has said that there will be a chronological timeline "at the very least", but that there is probably be an algorithmic feed or a "Popular" or "Explore" page to show you relevant and well-liked posts.
It's expected that v2 users will be able to do things like disable comments on posts and choose your gender pronouns. Users will also be able to join a Team that'll have a profile page with a member list, and people on that team can promote and reshare posts from other Team members to their own timeline.
capture prototype @ my parent's house pic.twitter.com/E3T24hWvoQ
— dom hofmann (@dhof) December 29, 2017
v2 is currently in a "very very very limited alpha" stage. Hoffman does plan to launch in 2018, though, with a Q2 or Q3 release being targeted. v2 will be available on both iPhone and Android. For now, there are some community forums at v2.co and an official Twitter account.
Vine was a popular service that spawned a lot of creative video clips. Unfortunately, Twitter decided to kill Vine in 2016, and we haven't seen a similar service gain popularity since. v2 has a chance to regain the popularity that Vine had, but the service could face a tough road since it's starting from scratch while going up against existing popular photo and video sharing services.
Based on what we know about it now, does v2 interest you?