Today I had a conversation with an old Viner who is pretty upset with the current way Byte is formatted. His main argument is that Byte is not creating an app in which anyone can load, shoot a video, edit the video (in app), and post. To see his side on things, yes this app currently does not have great or any video editing tools. So if a new user from other platforms were to come here and see all of us, myself included, posting items that are clearly edited outside of Byte, they may not have any motivation to try and create something theirselves. I personally believe it’s really not that hard to edit something outside of an app and upload it, but I’m also not the majority/common user. I believe the limitation on editing tools needs to be Changed before any other features like floating text, gifs, longer video durations, etc. are added.
The reason I bring all of this up is because I want to ensure this app is as inclusive as possible. With the new partner program and the issues stated above (both of which I am “guiltily” of) I can see how intimidating it would be for new users to want to even try to create things. Especially now that the “considered for you” posts are gone, so it’s likely no one sees their stuff.
I love this app, and love having a platform to create on again. I don’t want anyone taking this as me being negative towards it. I bring these items up because I want to help it grow. But growth has its pains, and right now this is one of them. I hope any fellow partners reading this can back me, and continue to encourage Byte to remain an inclusive space that everyone is welcome to.
To the entire Byte team,
Thank you again for everything you have done, continue to do, and will do in the future. I am so honored to be a partner and hope you do not see this post as me being ungrateful or against the app, because that would be farthest from the truth.
Please let me know what you think!! I love this app and all of you!