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TikTok: Video-sharing application
TikTok is a viral Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by Chinese company 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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Riverdale trio rock TikTok with funny joint account [Video]

Riverdale trio rock TikTok with funny joint account

Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, and Madelaine Petsch are setting TikTok alight with their hilarious new videos - and their joint account already has over a million followers.

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Pakistan bans 'immoral' TikTok [Video]

Pakistan bans 'immoral' TikTok

Pakistan is banning TikTok over what it says is 'immoral and indecent' content on the video sharing app. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Teen Daughter Blabs On TikTok About Mom Kellyanne Conway's COVID-19 Status

Former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway failed to get in front of her own story on Friday. That's because her own daughter, Claudia Conway, broke the news on her TikTok account that her mother had..

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Why you should ignore dental 'hacks' on TikTok

People have started resorting to desperate measures and taking matters into their own hands, and a number of viral videos posted on social media platform TikTok have shown users encouraging "hacks" to..

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Judge Allows US TikTok Downloads to Continue for Now [Video]

Judge Allows US TikTok Downloads to Continue for Now

On Sunday, US District Judge Carl Nichols gave the China-based app more time to sort out its issues with the Trump administration.

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TikTok avoids shutdown [Video]

TikTok avoids shutdown

[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he supported a deal in principle that would allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, even as it appeared to conflict with his earlier..

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TikTok Files Complaint Against Trump Administration [Video]

TikTok Files Complaint Against Trump Administration

Although the clock is ticking, pardon the pun, TikTok is not going down without a fight. Per Bloomberg and Reuters, the video-sharing app and its Chinese parent company, Bytedance, filed a complaint in..

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Trump supports deal to allow TikTok to continue to operate in U.S. [Video]

Trump supports deal to allow TikTok to continue to operate in U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump said he will approve a deal that will allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States after threatening to ban the Chinese-owned app in August.

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TikTok And WeChat To Be Banned [Video]

TikTok And WeChat To Be Banned

TikTok And WeChat To Be Banned

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US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores citing security risk [Video]

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores citing security risk

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Trump to block TikTok, WeChat downloads Sunday [Video]

Trump to block TikTok, WeChat downloads Sunday

The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that will block Americans from downloading the Chinese-owned platforms over..

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US banning use of TikTok and WeChat [Video]

US banning use of TikTok and WeChat

The US will ban the use of WeChat on Sunday to “safeguard the nationalsecurity of the United States”. The Chinese app TikTok will also be banned byNovember 12, but US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross..

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US to ban TikTok downloads, WeChat use from Sunday [Video]

US to ban TikTok downloads, WeChat use from Sunday

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ByteDance plans TikTok IPO to win deal - sources [Video]

ByteDance plans TikTok IPO to win deal - sources

China's ByteDance is reportedly planning a U.S. initial public offering of TikTok Global, the new company that will operate the popular short video app, should its proposed deal be cleared by the U.S...

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AJ and Curtis Pritchard have dance duet beamed into the sky [Video]

AJ and Curtis Pritchard have dance duet beamed into the sky

AJ and Curtis Pritchard have appeared as a hologram video of themselvesdancing together, which was beamed into the London sky. The brothers weretaking part in a dance challenge on social media platform..

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YouTube Begins Rollout of TikTok Rival YouTube Shorts [Video]

YouTube Begins Rollout of TikTok Rival YouTube Shorts

YouTube Shorts has arrived in India. It is in the beta phase and comes as the Trump Administration decides whether it will ban TikTok in the U.S.

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TikTok faces another test: its first U.S. election [Video]

TikTok faces another test: its first U.S. election

TikTok, already under scrutiny over its Chinese ownership and threatened with a possible ban by U.S. President Donald Trump, is facing another major challenge: how to handle content around its first..

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Trump says he will receive Oracle TikTok report Thursday [Video]

Trump says he will receive Oracle TikTok report Thursday

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (September 16) he was not ready to sign off on a proposed deal involving Oracle Corp and ByteDance's TikTok.

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