Vine launches video app Byte to take on TikTok and Instagram - but finds it is ...

Vine launches successor six-second video app Byte to take on rivals TikTok and Instagram - but finds it is plagued with profane comments and bots impersonating real users within three days of the release Vine co-founder releases app called 'Byte' that lets you post six-second videos Within three days of the launch, users noticed the app was riddled with spam Users were seeing profane comments and noticed there were a lot of bot  The creator, Dom Hoffman, acknowledged the issues and is working to fix them 

By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com

Published: 16:34 GMT, 27 January 2020 | Updated: 16:34 GMT, 27 January 2020

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Vine's successor, Byte, has only been live for about three days and is already plagued with spam.

The new app lets users post six second looping videos, but many have experienced profane comments and requests from bots impersonating real people.

Byte's creator, Vine co-founder Dom Hoffman, released a statement that the firm is aware of the issues and is working to address them.

Vine took the world by storm in 2012, giving the average person a place to showcase their talents in six-second looping videos.

Users would subscribe to their favorite video creators and the clips would appear in a timeline in the app that could be scrolled through.

Twitter acquired Vine shortly after its release, but in October 2016, the social media firm announced the shutdown of the app.

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Vine's successor, Byte, has only been live for about three days and is already plagued with spam. The new app lets users post six second looping videos, but many have experienced profane comments and requests from bots impersonating real people

Vine's successor, Byte, has only been live for about three days and is already plagued with spam. The new app lets users post six second looping videos, but many have experienced profane comments and requests from bots impersonating real people

However, two years later, Hoffman announced plans to Launch Byte.

'Today we're bringing back 6-second looping videos and a new community for people who love them,' the firm shared in a tweet on Friday. 

'It's called byte and it's both familiar and new. We hope it'll resonate with people who feel something's been missing.'

Although excited for the revamped Vine app, many users have flocked to Twitter to share frustrations about it being riddled with spam.

One Twitter user, by the name of 'owen', shared: 'Just posted a

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