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Technology Instagram is testing a new video editing tool called Reels that copies TikTok’s best features

14:40  12 november  2019
14:40  12 november  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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TikTok ’ s rise has been meteoric and Facebook wants to stop it. The company seems to be building a video editing tool inside Instagram that clones some of TikTok ’ s best features . That ’s according to as-yet-unreleased code found by software engineer Jane Manchun Wong.

Instagram is reportedly testing a new TikTok -like video editing tool called Scenes which will allow users to remix other users' stories. It’ s a well -known fact that Facebook’ s Instagram has blatantly copied a number of features from Snapchat. The popular Stories feature , for instance, is a direct

Instagram has launched a new video editing tool in Brazil that copies some of the best-known features of TikTok. As reported by TechCrunch and Variety, the tool is called Reels and is available on both iOS and Android. There’s no word on whether it will be launched in other countries, but it’s certainly likely if the tool is a success.

a close up of a blackboard© Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

With Reels users can record 15-second videos, adjust their speed, set them to music, or borrow audio from others’ videos — similar to the “Duet” feature in TikTok. They can then share them to a new section of Instagram’s Explore tab called Top Reels.

Instagram cribs TikTok with new music-heavy Stories features

  Instagram cribs TikTok with new music-heavy Stories features Facebook may be for boomers, but the company has had more success keeping younger users on Instagram. The evolving requirements of social media demand constant innovation though, and Instagram is working to stay relevant by incorporating features popularized by one of its fastest-growing rivals: TikTok. Staring in Brazil, Instagram has begun testing a new format called Reels. TechCrunch reports that Reels lets you create "15-second video videoStaring in Brazil, Instagram has begun testing a new format called Reels.

A reverse-app engineer has discovered that Instagram is working on something called "Clips," a Instagram appears to be working on a new video tool , and "Clips" seems to mirror many features central to short-form video app TikTok : It would allow users to string together recorded clips into one

As explained by Wong, Instagram is working on a new , TikTok like tool called 'Clips' By releasing copycat features , Facebook can stifle new app growth, often beating them to market in these new areas It may seem a little cheap, a little tacky even to be so blatantly copying your competition.

Copying TikTok just like Instagram copied Snapchat

It seems like a clever way for Instagram to leverage its existing network of users in order to take on TikTok. Facebook has previously tried to clone the app’s success with a standalone product called Lasso but it’s difficult to build a user base from scratch. Instagram previously had great success with this tactic copying Snapchat’s signal Stories feature in 2016.

It’s clear that Instagram is trying to steal TikTok’s thunder, but the company’s director of product management, Robby Stein, told TechCrunch that there was more than one way to skin a cat. “No two products are exactly the same, and at the end of the day sharing video with music is a pretty universal idea we think everyone might be interested in using,” said Stein. “The focus has been on how to make this a unique format for us.”

Instagram Stories launches TikTok clone Reels in Brazil

  Instagram Stories launches TikTok clone Reels in Brazil Instagram is launching a video-music remix feature to finally fight back against Chinese social rival TikTok. Instagram Reels lets you make 15-second video clips set to music and share them as Stories, with the potential to go viral on a new Top Reels section of Explore. Just like TikTok, users can soundtrack their Reels with a huge catalog of music, or borrow the audio from anyone's else video to create a remix of their meme or joke. © Provided by Oath Inc.

Instagram is launching a video -music remix feature to finally fight back against Chinese social rival TikTok . Instagram Reels lets you make 15-second video clips set to music and share them as Stories, with the potential to go viral on a new Top Reels section of Explore.

Instagram is launching a video -music remix feature to finally fight back against Chinese social rival TikTok . Instagram Reels lets you make 15-second video clips set to music and share them as Stories “They deserve all the credit”, he said before copying Snapchat so ruthlessly that it stopped

You can watch a quick demo of Reels below:

The Verge previously reported that the new tool might be called Scenes, after a similar feature was spotted by Jane Manchun Wong, a software engineer who’s made a name for herself reverse engineering code from top apps. It now seems Scenes is actually Reels.

We’ve known for a while that Facebook is extremely keen to counter TikTok’s rise. As well as launching Lasso, Mark Zuckerberg revealed the company’s ambitions regarding the Chinese app in audio leaked to The Verge in October. The Facebook CEO indicated then that Instagram would have to be enlisted in the fight against the new upstart. TikTok has “married short-form, immersive video with browse,” said Zuckerberg. “So it’s almost like the Explore Tab that we have on Instagram.”

Now is certainly a good time for TikTok’s competitors to pounce (Google is also reportedly working on its own counters). The app has seen huge growth, but is facing trouble from regulators, including a US national security review. For TikTok the clock is ticking.

Update November 12th, 7:23AM ET: Story has been updated to incorporate news of the launch of Reels.

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