Instagram launches Reels, a video clip feature designed to compete with Tik Tok
According to TechCrunch, Instagram has launched a new feature that looks a lot like TikTok: Instagram Reels are 15-second videos that users can coordinate with music and share as Stories with the potential to go viral. Similarly to Tik Tok, Instagram Reels allows users to make 15-second videos -- originals or remixes based on someone else's video format -- that can be set to music from the app's existing library and published with the possibility of going viral. A new "Top Reels" section within Instagram's Explore aggregates the most popular clips across the world for viewers to browse and enjoy.This is another attempt by a Facebook brand to compete with TikTok.
But ByteDance is taking a bit of a different approach than the music streaming giants. Instead of debuting its yet-to- be -named streaming However, ByteDance will try to get TikTok users to become paying members of its new streaming service. In addition to music , members of ByteDance’s
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The Chinese company behind themight try to conquer the competitive world of music streaming services next.
ByteDance is in talks with several global record companies to strike deals for a new platform that could rival Spotify, Tencent Music and Apple Music, according to the Financial Times, which
TikTok test lets users link to the products in their videos
Short video platform TikTok is experimenting with letting people find and buy products from within the app, by testing new features designed to direct visitors to e-commerce sites. With the new feature, TikTok users will be able to add a link to their videos to send viewers to a third-party sites where they can purchase products shown. In addition, users will also be able add one URL to their profile page. The new features were first revealed by Fabian Bern, founder of Chinese influencer marketing agency Uplab, who shared them with TechCrunch in a video on Twitter.
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TikTok to Reportedly Launch Music Streaming Service in India Next Month. Following its massive success in the social networking space over the past couple of years, TikTok owner ByteDance is reportedly looking to get into the music streaming business .
The FT said the streaming music service might launch "as soon as next month" in emerging markets, such as India, before possibly coming to the United States. It said that music executives are "keen to make money" from the free-to-use app TikTok, which gained popularity by letting users record videos of themselves lip-syncing or dancing to music.
it has amassed more than one billion monthly active users across its apps. TikTok users spent a record $10.8 million within the app in June, with US users accounting for more than 20% of in-app purchases, according to data analytics firm Sensor Tower.
The company declined to comment on the FT report. But a music streaming platform would be the latest addition to its growing arsenal. The firm said in July it'safter striking a deal with electronics company Smartisan.
-- CNN Business' Sherisse Pham and Michelle Toh contributed to this report.
TikTok tries to explain takedown of viral video about Uighurs in China .
Other the last day or so, a TikTok "makeup tutorial" video that was actually a call for viewers to investigate the detention of Uighur Muslims in China went viral on and off the platform. However, as The Guardian and others reported, TikTok temporarily banned the account of the teenager who created the video. According to her, this isn't the first time the platfom has tried to censor her account for speaking about the issue. This evening, asThis evening, as much of the US heads into a holiday weekend, TikTok offered a public apology and detailed timeline of events, where it claims that the ban was not related to the topic of this video.