We wrote about Byte when it launched in January 2020: it was created by the co-founder of Vine as a new take on short-video apps. In July, it announced plans to add music to its app.
We’ve also written about Clash Video, another short-video app, founded by a TikToker and launched in July 2020. Now the two are coming together: Clash is acquiring Byte, alongside securing a new round of funding led by Seven Seven Six – the new venture of Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
The obvious assumption is that Clash and Byte will merge, although that news has yet to drop. “For the time being, Clash and Byte will not see any interruption in their experience, and all users should download the Byte app,” said Clash’s announcement. The company also said that it is working on ways to help creators on both apps start to make money from their videos.
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