Elon Musk Vine

Elon Musk wants Vine back as soon as possible

Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, is reportedly taking action to revive Vine – a video-sharing platform that was shut down years ago by the social media giant.

Axios, citing multiple sources, reported Monday that Musk purchased Twitter last week and asked Twitter engineers for help in bringing Vine back to life as soon as possible.

This report comes just days after Musk sent a poll to 112 million of his followers, asking if he should bring back Vine. More than 4.1 million people voted on Monday afternoon. 69.4% voted in favor.

Many of Musk’s followers suggested Vine could challenge TikTok (a China-owned video platform that has been under intense scrutiny in the U.S. due to privacy concerns and national security concerns).

Twitter bought Vine in 2012 for $30 million. It shocked Vine’s loyal followers when it shut down in 2016. Vine was a video-sharing app that allowed users to upload six-second looping clips. It was so popular that people started creating compilations of clips on YouTube.

Musk is contemplating a revival of Vine, just days after acquiring Twitter for $44 billion and making it private.

Musk declared Sunday that Twitter would revise its verification process. Platformer, a technology newsletter, reported that Twitter might soon require verified users who have blue checkmarks to subscribe to Twitter Blue.

According to The Verge, Twitter may also increase the price of Twitter Blue from $4.99 per month to $19.99

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