Vine 2: Video Length, Release Date And Everything Else You Need To Know
24 January 2018, 11:21 | Updated: 24 January 2018, 11:37
V2 is calling itself "a big world of little videos"
Is Vine 2 real?
Yes! The sequel to Vine is being made by Dom Hofmann, the creator of the original Vine.
we've been trying to make v2 happen for over half a year. no one was supportive. 54 days ago i tweeted about it, without a plan, to force the issue.— dom hofmann (@dhof) January 23, 2018
thank you for believing in us. we'll do our best to make it beautiful.
(my last direct tweet about v2. otherwise RTs from @v2app)
What is it called?
Vine 2 is officially known as 'V2'. This is because Vine is still owned by Twitter, so Dom is avoiding the term 'Vine' for legal reasons.
How long will the Vines on V2 be?
In V2, Vines can be anywhere between 2 to 6.5 seconds - always looping, of course.
TechCrunch also reports that you will be able to upload video from your camera roll to the app. This massively increases the range of video that people will be able to upload to V2.
Will V2 have filters?
Nope! Dom Hofmann has emphasised that on V2 there will be no filters or snapchat-style face filters. You're just going to be getting raw, untouched video. HOWEVER, the fact that users will be able to upload video from their camera roll does mean that you could add a filter to a video externally and then simply bring that video into the app.
V2 will strive to have a positive community
Dom has emphasised that "name calling, facetious attitudes, or any other form of indirect harassment won’t be tolerated.” However, he also notes that take a stricter approach to moderation than Vine. Hofmann writes “It’s okay to disagree with or be critical of someone’s work." Sounds good to us.
Copyright and plagiarism will be taken more seriously
Vine was pretty rubbish when it came to re-uploads and stolen ideas. V2 will apparently have much more rigorous systems in place to prevent material from being stolen and uploaded. This also means that people won't be freely able to use copyrighted music or upload clips from TV or film. In other words, it will operate very similarly to YouTube.
It now has an official Twitter account
There have been many fakes and imitators, but this one has been vouched for by Dom Hofmann himself. You can see it here:
just setting up my twitter— v2 (@v2app) January 23, 2018
Vine 2 will allow users to choose their specific gender pronoun
adding gender pronouns as a top level profile feature to everything i work on moving forward. if you’re working on these types of services and and are following me here, please consider doing the same— dom hofmann (@dhof) January 18, 2018
if you’re feeling bad about this, it doesn’t affect you. you’ll spend somewhere between 0-2 seconds on it and move on and (we hope) love the rest of what we’re building for you. nbd. this is for my peers who are working on these services. it’s a sea change and we need embrace it— dom hofmann (@dhof) January 18, 2018
When will V2 be released?
There is no official release date yet for V2 but Hofmann insists that it will “definitely" launch "in 2018" and he goes on to add that it will launch "hopefully when it’s warm in the northern hemisphere", which seems to point to spring or summer this year. Exciting!