Vine may have ended its run in 2017, but content creator Zane Hijazi only picked up the pace.
Among Vine fanatics, Hijazi needs no introduction. He shared a wildly popular page with his friend (and fellow YouTube convert) Heath Hussar, which amassed a dedicated fan base of over 3.4 million followers. But when Twitter announced that it would be discontinuing the mobile app on January 1, Hijazi switched gears and began actively posting on his self-titled YouTube channel. His innovation allowed him to catch fire on a new platform, sustain a fiercely loyal viewership (his current YouTube subscriber count exceeds 3.3 million) and create hours of addictive content with his troupe of YouTuber friends called The Vlog Squad.
Fans of Hijazi’s channel should expect the unexpected. He has dyed his hair pink and released a music video for an original song, "BOOM." He often features his sister, Hidaya, even surprising her with a car on video in honor of his 200th episode. The Vlog Squad—including fellow YouTube sensations David Dobrik, Liza Koshy, Scotty Sire and more—appear regularly, pulling off group stunts like an '80s aerobic workout and painting like Bob Ross with Liza Koshy.
On a recent trip to New York City, Hijazi stopped by the ONE37pm office in Hudson Yards to discuss his unique online presence, the future of his channel and his advice for aspiring vloggers.