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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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TikTok automates video moderation: Here’s how you may get banned

TikTok automates video moderation: Here’s how you may get banned

TikTok plans to automatically remove videos believed to contravene its policies around violent, adult, and illegal content, aiming to make moderation faster and more effective as the social network grows. Currently, TikTok relies on a US-based Safety team, the company says, which is responsible for checking every video flagged either by users or an automated system.

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TikTok Resumes want to help you find work, paid customs coming soon

TikTok Resumes want to help you find work, paid customs coming soon

TikTok started out mostly as a network for sharing entertaining short videos, but it has exploded to become a new medium for getting ideas across. Despite the short format, TikTok users have found creative ways to make bullet points more attractive. The network is now fully embracing that use case in order to help users and prospective employers find each other with a new TikTok Resumes platform that feels almost like LinkedIn and Tinder smashed into one.

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TikTok is down: Can’t log in? Don’t panic!

TikTok is down: Can’t log in? Don’t panic!

There is a situation going on over at TikTok, and the people that make TikTok are aware of it. As of 3:28 PM Central Time, TikTok Support made clear that the TikTok app was "currently experiencing some issues, which our team is working quickly to address." If you've deleted the app and are about to try to log in once again, you're gonna have a bad time.

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TikTok video length triples for all users

TikTok video length triples for all users

TikTok videos are getting longer, with the short clip social network tripling the maximum length of footage it allows. Since it launched - and became a Gen Z mainstay - TikTok has supported up to 60 seconds of video, and users have amply demonstrated that's more than enough to go viral at times.

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TikTok Jump mini-apps tackle the “last mile” of social video

TikTok Jump mini-apps tackle the “last mile” of social video

TikTok is adding mini apps to its videos, with TikTok Jump promising tiny applications and services for quizzes, recipes, tutorials, and more. The goal, TikTok says, is to fill in that "last mile" of learning after you've had your appetite whetted by a creator's video.

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