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TikTok is a video-sharing platform that allows its users to create and share 15-second videos. Its parent company, ByteDance, bought Musical.ly (which was later renamed to TikTok) in 2018, and all of the app’s users were moved to TikTok. Nowadays, TikTok is one of the fastest-growing social networking services. Its users can create videos and edit them using various filters, music, animation, etc.
Instagram Co-Founders Introduce Artifact, a New AI-Powered News App
Artifact's features can be compared to TikTok as it uses a similar algorithmic approach to content but applies it to its text only, focusing on what users like instead of showing them content based on who they follow.
Meta Adds New Editing Tools to Facebook and Instagram Reels
The new editing tools will make it easier for creators to opt out of using TikTok to edit short clips and help encourage them to create, edit, and schedule original content with Reels.
The 4 Biggest Social Media Platforms You Need to Know in 2021
Whether you are a social media marketer or a business owner, knowing the most popular social media platforms will help you engage with the right people and maximize your brand reach.
Google Is Rolling Out YouTube Shorts Beta Test in the USA
YouTube reported that the number of Indian channels that used tools to create short video clips has more than tripled since the beginning of December, and the number of daily views of Shorts has exceeded 6.5 billion worldwide.
Netflix Launched Fast Laughs, a New TikTok-Like Feature for Mobile Devices
The new feature offers a full-screen feed of short funny videos from the streaming platform's comedy catalog. Fast Laughs is currently only available on iOS devices in certain countries and looks very similar to TikTok and Instagram Reels.
TikTok Will Pay $92 Million to Settle U.S. Data Privacy Lawsuits
ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, has agreed to pay $92 million in a class action settlement in the U.S. state of Illinois. The money will be distributed among about 20 plaintiffs. The terms of the deal are yet to be approved by the court.
TikTok Announced New Features to Support Users Dealing With Eating Disorders
TikTok teamed up with National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) to encourage body inclusivity and provide support and recourses to people who are affected by eating disorders.