TikTok turns its back on political ads
Youth-friendly TikTok on Friday said it won't allow political ads because they would clash with the "light-hearted" feeling at the social network where people share playful video snippets. TikTok, which is owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, is dabbling with paid advertising at the service, which has proven a hit with teenagers, vice president of global business solutions Blake Chandlee said in an online post. "We're intent on always staying true to why users uniquely love the TikTok platform itself: for the app's light-hearted and irreverent feeling that makes it such a fun place to spend time," Chandlee said.
Unlike other companies, ByteDance -- the owner of TikTok -- actively allows users to download popular creations and share them wider on messaging services and social media. The TikTok Export feature comes by way of the company's new SDK and will go live first in seven leading "content creation" apps .
TikTok will let you directly post videos made in other apps . Adobe has showed off a preview of a new app called Photoshop Camera at its Adobe Max conference that brings Photoshop editing tricks and AI directly to your smartphone's camera.
One of the reasons thatis because the app makes it super easy to duet, share and save videos. Unlike other companies, ByteDance -- the owner of TikTok -- actively allows users to download popular creations and share them wider on messaging services and social media. In its bid to make it easier to get their content up on the platform in the first place, the company today announced new tools that lets creators upload videos directly from their favorite editing apps.
The TikTok Export feature comes by way of the company's new SDK and will go live first in seven leading "content creation" apps. Adobe is on board with, joined by animation app Plotaverse, AI app Fuse.it and . Rounding off the list are gaming capture app Medal, Memento's GIF making tool and image editor PicsArt.
TikTok is the latest platform to pull ISIS propaganda videos
TikTok may have a terrorism problem. According to The Wall Street Journal, Islamic State militants have been posting short propaganda videos to the platform. That's especially concerning because TikTok is so popular with impressionable teenagers. According to WSJ, the videos showed things like corpses being paraded through the streets, ISIS fighters and women who call themselves "jihadist and proud." Some videos were set to catchy songs, and some used TikTok filters with stars and hearts. They were shared by nearly two dozen accounts.
Want to start using the fun video app Tik Tok ? You ’ve come to the right place. Watch this video to learn how to use Tik Tok and make your own Now you can type in the search bar at the top to find your friends on Tik Tok by their username, or discover other people to follow by checking out hashtags.
TikTok is an app for making and sharing short videos . The videos are tall, not square, like on Snapchat or Instagram’s stories, but you navigate through In the same way, the app provides plenty of answers for the paralyzing what should I post ? The result is an endless unspooling of material that
"The new TikTok SDK allows third-party apps an opportunity to extend their reach while giving users a wider selection of creative tools to help their videos match their vision," said TikTok in a statement. "We're excited to see how creators use their new features and will continue to expand their access to 3rd party apps."
The app itself now counts over 800 million users, although 500 million of those. Its popularity hasn't gone unnoticed, however, with TikTok recently coming under scrutiny for critical of the Chinese government. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) may also of the company.
Navy bans TikTok from government-issued phones .
Don't expect to post often on TikTok if you're serving in the US Navy. The military branch has banned use of the social video app on any government-issued mobile devices. ByteDance's software is allegedly a "cybersecurity threat," according to a bulletin. The Navy's Lieutenant Colonel Uriah Orland didn't offer specific reasons for the ban, but the notice asked troops to take action to "safeguard their personal information." There's little doubtThere's little doubt as to why TikTok might face restrictions, though. US politicians remain concerned about TikTok's Chinese ownership and the potential for the app to serve as a conduit for Chinese government plans.