TikTok

Video-sharing application

TikTok is a viral Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance. It is used to create short music, lip-sync, dance, comedy and talent videos of 3 to 15 seconds, and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds. It is an international version of Douyin that was originally released in the Chinese market in September 2016. Later, TikTok was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in most markets outside of mainland China; however, it only became available worldwide, including the United States, after merging with another Chinese social media service Musical.ly on 2 August 2018. TikTok and Douyin have almost the same user interface but no access to each other's content. Their servers are each based in the market where the respective app is available. The two products are similar, but features are not identical. Douyin includes an in-video search feature that can search by people's face for more videos of them and other features such as buying, booking hotels and making geo-tagged reviews. Since its launch in 2016, TikTok/Douyin rapidly gained popularity in East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the United States, Turkey, Russia, and other parts of the world. As of October 2020, TikTok surpassed over 2 billion mobile downloads worldwide.

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Everyone focuses on what’s blowing up on TikTok, but here’s something that’s been getting a bit of attention over on..
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TikTok got another reprieve from the Trump administration’s attempted ban today, as a federal judge in..
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The Army is investigating a TikTok video that depicts a paratrooper jumping with cranberry juice, recreating another Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" video.
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For years, US woman Sarah Turney had suspected her father was involved in the disappearance of her missing sister Alissa.While Michael Turney has always denied..
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TikTok’s 90 days in the cooking pot Britain hailed its first major post-Brexit trade deal Friday after signing an agreement with Japan that it said shows it..
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Mr. Trump has been dancing at the end of many rallies, but TikTok users are taking that "dad dance" and making it their own.
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You know what you did. Or do you? Until recently, TikTok wouldn’t necessarily explain why it removed one of..
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TikTok’s 90 days in the cooking pot The Secret Service has allegedly drawn up plans to remove Donald Trump with force if he loses the election and refuses to..
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