What's New

Sounds! Comment replies!

July 22, 2020

Now you can make bytes with sounds. Make bytes using sounds from other people’s posts by tapping the button in the top right corner. Or upload your own from videos in your library, and then give them a name and custom artwork.

We built sounds quickly — it’s been a popular request. As such, there’s some functionality we haven’t gotten to yet. Here’s what’s coming:

This feature is rolling out on iOS today and will be coming to Android shortly. We appreciate the continued feedback. ❤️

Re-Introducing Channels

May 18, 2020

We have made a significant update to how Channels work on Byte.

Channels are now mini-communities inside Byte so you can discover and contribute to whatever you’re into.

There are 20 Channels to start, and we will add more over time. If you have an idea for a Channel you’d like to see, you can suggest one here.

Channels are available on both iOS and Android.

A few app updates

April 14, 2020

Today we’ve got a few updates for you:

  1. Text: Now you can add text to your bytes. Tap the text to adjust when it appears and how long it stays up.
  2. Badges: Two new profile badges — one for creators in the first round of our Partner Program and another for beat makers whose beats are in the app.
  3. 8 second bytes: This is an experiment. You may notice bytes feel slightly longer. They are. For now, at least.

These updates are available on both iOS and Android.

Hope everyone is remaining healthy.

Floaties: Place objects into the world

March 20, 2020

Today we’re introducing Floaties. They are floating objects that you can create, place in the world and then record.

The first types of Floaties are photos and text. Add them to the world with the rear camera or make them float around your head with the selfie camera.

To use Floaties, open the camera, tap the toolbox and select “Floating text” or “Floating photo” to type text or select a photo from your camera roll.

Some tips:

For now, Floaties are available on iPhone X and up. We’ll bring it to Android and more iOS devices as soon as it’s ready.

Introducing byte beats

March 11, 2020

Today we are bringing a new, fun feature to our iOS app: byte beats. They’re perfectly looping little audio tracks.

We automatically stretch or shorten the beats to fit your byte, so you don't have to do the work. The perfect loop means when it plays over and over again, you can’t tell where the sound begins or ends. The best way to see what we mean is to try it for yourself.

In the app, there’s a library of audio options. We will be working with, and paying, beat creators to add new ones each week. If you want to make byte beats, let us know here and we’ll be in touch.

Android users: we are working hard to bring this feature to our Android app and will share more info when it’s ready. Thanks for your patience.