Vine's co-creator Dom Hofmann has announced that the apparent successor to the defunct Vine app will be launching next year.
Vine 2.0 will be called "Byte."
In a simple and cryptic tweet on Thursday, Hofmann said he's been working on "new looping video app" and that it's slated to be "launching spring 2019."
A new Twitter account was also started for Byte, with just a single tweet waving hi to its new followers sitting on its page.
(If you recall, Twitter shut down Vine two years ago, citing declining user engagement. Vine's cofounder Rus Yusupov appeared to blame Twitter for mishandling the company.)
Hofmann's announcement sent a wave of gasps, excitement, curiosity, and jokes online.
Since 2016, people have been ready for this moment.
Some even began workshopping potential phrases and slang for Byte.
"So we'll be.... byters? rebyte for rebyte?"
"Byte compilations are just gonna be called gigabytes."
Others begged Hofmann to let them beta test the app early.
If anyone's still left wondering what the appetite was for Vine (or some newer iteration) to come back...these dramatic reactions will tell you.
We will always have our Twitter "in memoriam" threads about the best-of Vines. But soon, we will have the best-of Bytes.
BuzzFeed News has reached out to Hofmann to learn anything — anything — more about the new project.
Oh, and someone has some unsolicited business advice, Hofmann.