After Snapchat, Instagram sets to copy TikTok as it unveils Reels

The video can be put up on your story, added to highlights or directly sent to your friends

Tech Desk November 15, 2019
Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Instagram logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

Facebook meets user demands by creating similar versions of famous apps on its own social media platform, they’ve done it before with Snapchat and this time around they are targeting the popular app TikTok.

According to TechCrunch, Instagram has added a new feature called Reels which is a video tool that allows users to create a 15-second long video with music that can be easily uploaded on their stories.

Recently, during his speech at Georgetown University, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg raised his concerns regarding TikTok censorship.

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The Reel feature may not have upgraded features as TikTok but it is user-friendly; simply swipe right on the Instagram app and you will find Reel alongside Boomerang and Super-Zoom modes amongst other modes within stories.

The video can be put up on your story, added to highlights or directly sent to your friends.

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However, users will have to be patient because despite being available on Android and iOS, the feature has currently been tested in Brazil only.

This article originally published on Mashable.


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