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TikTok might soon let you pay creators for custom videos

Earlier this month, TikTok announced plans to roll out support for longer videos on the platform. In a blog post on the matter, the company revealed that it would soon let creators make up to 3-minute long videos that would encourage them to create "new or expanded types of content." While the new longer format is...

TikTok will let you record longer videos soon

TikTok started testing a longer video format with select creators in December last year. The new format allowed users to create up to 3-minute long videos on the mobile and desktop apps. After testing the new format over the last few months, the company is now ready to roll it out to all users. In a...

US government revokes order banning TikTok and WeChat

Last summer, then-President of the United States Donald Trump signed an executive order seeking to bar apps such as TikTok and WeChat from most types of transactions with US investors. Today, the US government revoked that order, The New York Times reports. The order claimed that these apps posed a threat to users and could give...

TikTok announces new tools to combat online harassment and bullying

TikTok has announced that it will be taking new measures to have a tighter grip over the kind of content that is being generated on the platform. Two new tools will be introduced on the video social media network to promote kindness. The first will give creators better control over comments, while the second one...

PSA: Do not upload your own TikToks on Instagram without removing the watermark

Instagram is taking a stern stance against recycled TikTok videos populating its Reels section. In the latest guidance for Instagram creators, the photo-sharing platform said it will start limiting the reach of videos that have a watermark/logo or are blurry due to low-resolution. Although Instagram didn't explicitly mention it, it was quite clear the company...

TikTok comes to Android TV to entertain the whole family

Millions of people are already hooked on the TikTok mobile app. Now, the social media sensation is making its way to Google’s Android TV—but there’s a catch. The app is currently on the Google Play Store, but it apparently isn’t accessible in all regions around the world. So, yes, technically TikTok is available on Android TV,...

[Update 2: More relief] USA bans WeChat and TikTok from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store

The US Commerce Department has announced prohibitions banning people in the US from downloading TikTok and WeChat in reponse to a pair of executive orders signed by US President Donald Trump in August. In a press release on the matter, the US Department of Commerce noted: "The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has demonstrated the means and motives to use these...

Oracle partners with ByteDance to save TikTok from being banned in the U.S.

In a conclusion that nobody saw coming, Oracle has been chosen by ByteDance as its "trusted technology partner" to avoid having TikTok shut down in the U.S. The news follows weeks of discussions between ByteDance and multiple U.S. companies about a potential acquisition of the U.S. operations of TikTok. Microsoft and Walmart of all companies...

Alphabet reportedly considered investment in TikTok as part of group bid

Alphabet Inc., the parent company of Google, reportedly entertained making an investment in the U.S. operations of TikTok. According to Bloomberg, the investment would have been part of a group bid led by an unknown company. Alphabet’s investment would have given the conglomerate a minority, non-voting stake through one of its investment arms. Bloomberg points to...

[Update: TikTok’s statement] Trump signs executive order to ban U.S. “transactions” with TikTok and WeChat

US President Donald Trump has signed a pair of executive orders that ban any US transactions with the Chinese companies that own TikTok and WeChat, citing national security risks. The executive orders come just weeks after the Indian government issued a ban on over 100 Chinese apps due to similar reasons. According to a recent...