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You may have to pay to watch your favorite TikTok influencer soon

You may have to pay to watch your favorite TikTok influencer soon

Photo and video sharing platforms like Instagram and TikTok seem to be on a serious revamp mode. Instagram recently announced major changes to its home feed and was also in the news after it began testing a paid subscription model with select creators. The details of the feature called "Instagram Subscriptions" have been shared by the creators of the social networking platform this week*.

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TikTok is divided on this gamer gum meant to help focus

TikTok is divided on this gamer gum meant to help focus

We've all heard of gamers chugging energy drinks like water during long gaming sessions, but a chewing gum made specifically for gamers is certainly a novelty. Dubbed the Razer Respawn By 5, this completely normal-looking gum is marketed towards gamers as a way to increase their focus, the gum's website notes. When a TikTok user tried it in a video, the comment section was, unsurprisingly, quite divided. What is the flavor of this gum, does it actually work, and more importantly, why?

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TikTok is unimpressed by these iPhone 14 rumors

TikTok is unimpressed by these iPhone 14 rumors

With iPhone 14 on the horizon, rumors about the new Apple flagship are spreading like wildfire—and the internet, of course, reacts. TikTok user @carterpcs uploaded a quick video asking for opinions about the phone's rumored new design. Spoiler alert: People don't seem to love it.

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TikTok arrives on Amazon Fire TV devices in US and Canada

TikTok arrives on Amazon Fire TV devices in US and Canada

TikTok, a video app made for mobile devices, has added support for an unlikely platform: Amazon Fire TV. The new support, Amazon says, will allow "the whole family" to gather in front of the television to watch TikTok videos together, assuming that's something families are actually interested in doing.

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Facebook outage: Twitter, TikTok, more buckle as social refugees flood rivals

Facebook outage: Twitter, TikTok, more buckle as social refugees flood rivals

Most of you already know this, but Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have been down for most of the day. What might be even more surprising than those three services being down for more than a few minutes at a time is the fact that this outage is having a noticeable knock-on effect on the rest of the internet. In fact, many other social media websites are buckling under the strain of Facebook and Instagram users who are flocking to other services.

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TikTok beating YouTube if you dismiss 60% of users

TikTok beating YouTube if you dismiss 60% of users

If we're looking at monthly average time per user, and we're watching the USA and UK first, TikTok just surpassed YouTube. Video viewing time changed the way social media was handled, and while YouTube was (and remains) the defacto go-to name for video online, TikTok's meteoric rise reached YouTube levels for the first time over the past half-year. The year 2020 contributed to the most giant growth in use of social apps in recent recorded history - not least of all because users wanted to watch videos while sitting at home.

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TikTok music hits get their own radio channel on SiriusXM

TikTok music hits get their own radio channel on SiriusXM

Satellite radio and streaming audio company SiriusXM has announced a new channel dedicated to the biggest hits from video platform TikTok. This will be a full-time music channel, according to SiriusXM, which has tapped some of TikTok’s top creators to host the channel.

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Reddit is the latest social platform to launch a TikTok clone

Reddit is the latest social platform to launch a TikTok clone

Short-form videos that viewers can rapidly swipe through are the latest craze and Reddit has gotten in on the trend. The company is expanding its video platform with a new iOS app feature that is similar to TikTok. With this new capability, users can rapidly swipe through a feed of videos while interacting in certain ways.

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TikTok’s latest viral trend is making realistic bacon from bread

TikTok’s latest viral trend is making realistic bacon from bread

Are you craving a few slices of bacon for your vegan burger but don't, you know, want to eat actual bacon? If so, the latest trend to go viral on TikTok will revolutionize your future munchies, assuming you include bread in your plant-based dietary arsenal. The homemade vegan bacon involves ordinary white bread, some sauce, and a skillet.

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TikTok rolls out privacy and digital wellbeing changes to protect teens

TikTok rolls out privacy and digital wellbeing changes to protect teens

TikTok is the latest company in recent days to announce new features aimed at keeping younger users on its platform safe. The changes are targeted at teens under the age of 16, as well as some less drastic changes for users who are ages 16 and 17. Changes include pop-ups, restrictions, and fewer push notifications during certain times of the day.

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American Airlines announces free TikTok access in-flight

American Airlines announces free TikTok access in-flight

American Airlines has announced it is now the only commercial air travel company to offer all customers free access to TikTok. The airline points out that TikTok is more than dance videos for passengers to watch while on a flight with all manner of content, including travel inspiration videos, details on locations to explore at their destination, and travel tips. Passengers traveling on any narrowbody aircraft fitted with Viasat equipment can access TikTok without purchasing in-flight Wi-Fi.

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TikTok Stories tests posts that disappear after 24 hours

TikTok Stories tests posts that disappear after 24 hours

It seems that TikTok is finally ready to turn the tables on big rivals like Instagram, Twitter, and even YouTube. After having been copied repeatedly by those competitors, the once-embattled short video platform is now returning the favor by copying a feature that has become a staple for at least one of those social networks. TikTok is apparently testing out its own ephemeral Stories in an attempt to diversify its features and attract even more users to its platform.

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