18 November 2019
Dom Hofmann, known for creating Vines, has finally released its next smartphone app named Byte. He has been working on the app for quite a long time and had planned to release the same in Spring of 2019. He did not offer an explanation for the delay but revealed that Byte can now be downloaded on Android and iOS devices.
Byte is an app that allows users to record short videos up to six seconds in length. It also supports uploading videos via the phone's gallery. This is similar to what Vine did and among modern apps TikTok does. The latter is also the biggest rival for Byte as TikTok has seen immense popularity in the last year or so. It is one of the most popular smartphone apps around the world with over billions of downloads.
Just like any other social media app, Byte app allows users to follow other users and see their content in the home feed. There is an Explore section where one can see popular content from users even if they have not followed anyone. The only major difference as compared to other similar apps is that Byte currently lacks video filters and effects that users use. We can expect the brand to add the same with time in future updates.
It is worth noting that even though Byte app can be downloaded on smartphones and tablets, it is not available in all the markets yet. You will have to visit the App Store and Google Play Store in your particular country to see if it is listed. There are currently no words on exactly when it will become available globally.