Vine co-creator Dom Hofmann launched Byte, a new Android / iOS app that lets its users share six-second looping videos. Even though it was just released, its biggest competitor comes from China’s Bytedance, the maker of the popular social app TikTok, which lets you string together 6-15 second clips into a 60-second (maximum) video. Read more for a first look at the Byte beta and additional information.
How will Byte compete with TikTok? Well, they’re planning on launching a partner program that will actually pay its users on the platform for successful creations as part of a revenue sharing scheme. They’ll be starting their revenue sharing mechanism by supplementing it from Byte’s own pocket.
you know the drill: upload from your camera roll or use the byte camera to capture stuff. there are lots of ways to find new personalities and moments. explore what the community is watching and loving, view posts handpicked by our editors, or browse on your own.
— byte (@byte_app) January 25, 2020