I’m late to the forum party so this may already have been done months ago but if not: Why do you use Byte? Specifically: Why did you download it in the first place? Why did you keep using it? And what does it offer you that other apps don’t?
As I posed the question I’ll start:
I was a Viner and have missed the community and creative challenge since that went away. Naturally Byte felt like the natural successor thanks to TikTok never fostering either of those things (not in a healthy way at least). So that’s why I joined (on the Beta). Since then I have found it is very different to Vine, largely due to the social landscape changing so much in 4 years but also people’s demands of a new app are different. I’ve been treating Byte more as a platform which means the stuff I post is different to Vine. I’d put up any old rubbish throughout the day on Vine whereas Byte doesn’t feel built for that. I post intermittently, only when I have an idea or an image I want to convey and even then I film and edit outside the app and use Byte as the platform, whereas on Vine all I used was that app for everything.
The community is wonderful on Byte and it’s certainly the main reason I’ve stuck with it, though I feel like Byte’s more meme/comedy focus gets a bit one note at times (though that isn’t creator’s fault, just the nature of the internet and the demand for the elusive ‘engagement’). But it’s early days still, I guess. The regular updates and feature sets makes it hard to get a handle on what identity the platform wants so far (I’m in the ‘not a big fan of the 16 seconds feature’ camp for instance), but - purely for the people - I want to stick around. So that’s Why I Use Byte, what about you?
P.S. I’m glad Byte is different to Vine, I should clarify, and I hope that difference extends to not having content snobs, no joke stealing, less ‘Drama’, fewer creators desperate for fame and I’d really love to not have all the sexual assault problems the Vine community ended up having. Which - so far, so good!