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TikTok could offer support for three-minute long videos soon: Report

Bytedance-owned video-making app TikTok is working on an update to offer its users the ability to make three-minute-long videos to rival YouTube.

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TikTok is another app that has been popular for a while but what made its entry into this list is the fact that it also got banned in India. This led to the entry of several TikTok alternatives in India


They say, the more the merrier, and that’s exactly what short-video-making app TikTok has in store for its users globally. The company wants to see if giving users the option to create longer videos will give them an incentive to create more content and gain more followers. Also Read - YouTube begins testing offline video downloads feature for desktop: How to enable

As per social media consultant Matt Navarra, TikTok is looking to roll out the support for long video format which means that users will be able to record and post videos up to three minutes. Navarra tweeted a screenshot of the app which says that the feature is still in its early stages of testing. Also Read - YouTube to soon introduce a new gesture for you to easily scrub through videos

At the moment, TikTok allows users to upload videos up to one minute although most users prefer uploading shorter videos on the platform (up to 15 seconds). The format has worked wonders for TikTok as it has been able to garner millions of users across the globe.

The ability to make innovative, funny or interactive videos under a minute appeal to audiences and gives them the opportunity to explore various kinds of content online.

Do three-minute TikTok videos make sense?

What TikTok could be looking to target with the extended three-minute version is still not clear, however, it seems that the Bytedance-owned video platform is in hot pursuit of YouTube. If you remember, even YouTube started off with a shorter 10-minute limitation per video and today it hosts hours of content.

Not that the appeal for the shorter form of videos is dying, I believe TikTok wants to give its users the option to not restrict themselves because of the limited window of one minute. Will the three-minute TikTok plan work? We’ll just have to wait and see.

The company has made no official announcement of when the feature will be rolled out for its users. TikTok has been banned in India citing security reasons although the company is striving to negotiate with the Indian government to get the app back in the country.

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  • Published Date: December 3, 2020 1:29 PM IST



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