A New Vine App Is On the Way & Someone Should Warn Shawn Mendes

Vine, the six-second video sharing app of yesteryear, reinforced the most creative and hyperactive elements of our collective consciousness—finally, those of us who were only tolerable for fleeting moments of time had an outlet to express our brief spurts of likability. The social platform eventually became co-opted by bad boys and their hijinks (is Nash Grier still a thing?) with very few (1) teen(s) of sustainable merit—Shawn Mendes. You probably forgot that his pop music journey began with Justin Bieber covers on Vine, right? And that Justin Bieber was all “I don’t know her” when asked about Mendes’ ever-growing fame?


Anyway! Vine shuttered in 2016, its archives navigating over to Twitter and leaving us with only memories of a time where the jokes were good and short and not about Donald Trump. Now, according to Vine founder Dom Hofmann, Vine 2.0 might very well be on its way. He tweeted:


Do you know what this means? If Shawn Mendes happened once, he could happen again! Sweet, sensitive suburban children with Hollywood aspirations, your time is nigh. Prepare your best heartbreak material, tune your guitars, the time of reckoning is now!

And Mendes, if you’re reading this: Prepare to meet your competition, baby!

Senior Writer, Jezebel. My debut book, LARGER THAN LIFE: A History of Boy Bands, is out now.

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