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(Pocket-lint) - Vine was a mobile app that allowed users to share six-second videos. Founded in 2012, it became hugely popular almost overnight, which led to Twitter buying it and, well, letting it flounder and fail within a few years. But the shuttered service isn't done for good, it seems. Vine's co-founder, Dom Hofmann, has announced via Twitter, ironically, that he’s about to actively develop “a follow-up to Vine".

But that's all we know for now. Hofmann just said that he's been "feeling like it" for some time and that he has seen a lot of tweets and direct messages, presumably, from fans of his old app. We don't know what the new app will be called or whether it will be another short-form video app similar to the original Vine. That said, Hofmann revealed in a follow-up tweet that he's funding the new project himself.

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We will attempt to contact him for more information and will update this post when we know more. In the meantime, check out Pocket-lint's old guides on Vine for details about how the app worked and why it was so beloved by influencers and social media users:

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Writing by Elyse Betters.
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