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One of Vine’s three co-founders is hinting that the looping-video app — or at least something like it — could be making a return.
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Could Vine be about to make a comeback? It’s starting to look that way.

In a tweet Wednesday, Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann shared an image of “V2,” a graphic that bears Vine’s colors and typography. The tweet follows earlier Hofmann postings on the social media platform last week that he was “going to work on a follow-up to vine.”

Unlike the original Vine, which was bought by Twitter for $30 million in 2012 before it even launched, Hofmann says this product will be self-funded as an “outside project.” 

Further details on the app remain a mystery, including if it will follow Vine’s notable format of six-second video clips.

Twitter officially shuttered the original Vine earlier this year. 

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As one would expect, news of a potential new Vine went viral. Hofmann’s Wednesday tweet was retweeted over 66,000 times in under three hours and “Vine 2” quickly became a trending topic on Twitter, with users sharing their excitement about the possibility.

Others took to Twitter to chime in on who “not to tell” about the new app, listing Internet celebrities who rose to fame through the original Vine. 

Hofmann is the latest Vine co-founder to make waves in recent. Rus Yusupov and Colin Kroll, Vine’s other creators, are the co-founders of the popular HQ Trivia game. According to a new report from Recode, the viral sensation recently closed a funding round that could value the start-up at $100 million. 

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