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Instagram might take on TikTok with new ‘Reels' short-video sharing feature

7 monthes ago   |   By MobileSyrup

Instagram might try to take on popular video-sharing app TikTok by creating a very similar feature on its platform. The new video editing tool that was launched in Brazil, copies some of the features of TikTok and is called Reels. However, there is no news on whether or not this feature is going to be launched in other countries. According to an article in The Verge , Reels will allow a user to record 15-second videos and will be able to adjust its speed, set music to it, or borrow audio from other people's videos. Users will then be able to share these to their Instagram Stories or send...
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Instagram cribs TikTok with new music-heavy Stories features

Instagram cribs TikTok with new music-heavy Stories features

7 monthes ago   |   By Engadget

Facebook may be for boomers, but the company has had more success keeping younger users on Instagram. The evolving requirements of social media demand constant innovation though, and Instagram is working to stay relevant by incorporating features pop...
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Instagram Stories launches TikTok clone Reels in Brazil

Instagram Stories launches TikTok clone Reels in Brazil

7 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

Instagram is launching a video-music remix feature to finally fight back against Chinese social rival TikTok. Instagram Reels lets you make 15-second video clips set to music and share them as Stories, with the potential to go viral on a new Top Reels section of Explore. Just like TikTok, users can soundtrack their Reels with a huge catalog of music, or borrow the audio from anyone's else video to create a remix of their meme or joke.
Launching today limited to just Brazil where it's called Cenas, Reels leverages all of Instagram's most popular features to frankenstein together a...
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Instagram is testing a new video editing tool that sounds a lot like TikTok

Instagram is testing a new video editing tool that sounds a lot like TikTok

7 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge
It was only a matter of time before Facebook's cloning machine was spun into action to counter the growing threat from viral video app TikTok.
It seems that Facebook-owned Instagram is looking to copy some of TikTok's features, with its engineers building a new in-app video editing tool that lets users add AR effects and background music to clips, adjust their speed, and even “remix” others' videos - a feature that's very similar to TikTok's “duet” functionality. The tool is reportedly called “Scenes.”
The information comes from Jane Manchun Wong, a...
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