TikTok to Now Let Users Create Longer Videos of Up to 3 Minutes


TikTok stated on Thursday it is going to introduce an choice over the following few weeks to let customers on its platform create longer movies of up to three minutes.

TikTok, that permits customers to report brief mobile-friendly movies that may final up to 60 seconds and add particular results in addition to soundtracks pulled from a music library, has turn into wildly in style with youngsters lately.

“Over the coming weeks, we’ll be rolling out the option to create longer videos to everyone on TikTok, giving our global community the flexibility to film, upload, and edit videos up to three minutes in length directly within TikTok,” the social media firm stated in a blog post.

The success of TikTok, owned by China’s ByteDance, has additionally prompted many social media corporations to add short-video providers to their platforms, with Facebook’s Instagram launching brief video clips, referred to as Reels, in addition to Snap’s Snapchat rolling out Spotlight final November.

In June, the US Commerce Department stated it was rescinding a listing of prohibited transactions with TikTok and WeChat that had been issued in September because the Trump administration sought to block new US downloads of each Chinese-owned apps.

The withdrawals got here after President Joe Biden earlier this month withdrew a collection of Trump-era govt orders that sought to ban new downloads of Tencent-owned WeChat and TikTok and ordered a Commerce Department evaluation of safety issues posed by these apps and others.

The Commerce Department below Trump additionally had sought to ban different transactions that will have successfully banned WeChat’s use within the United States and later sought comparable restrictions that will have barred TikTok’s use.

© Thomson Reuters 2021


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