TikTok said on Thursday that it will introduce an option in the next few weeks to allow users to create longer videos of up to three minutes on its platform.

TikTok allows users to record up to 60 seconds of short video suitable for mobile devices, and add special effects and soundtracks extracted from the music library, which has become popular among teenagers in recent years.

“In the next few weeks, we will introduce the option of making longer videos for everyone on TikTok, giving our global community the flexibility to shoot, upload and edit videos up to three minutes long directly within TikTok,” The social media company said in a blog post.

The success of TikTok, a subsidiary of China’s Bytedance, has also prompted many social media companies to add short video services to their platforms. Facebook’s Instagram launched a short video clip called Reels, and Snap’s Snapchat launched Spotlight in November last year.

In June of this year, the US Department of Commerce stated that it would revoke the list of prohibited transactions with TikTok and WeChat released in September because the Trump administration tried to prevent new downloads of these two Chinese apps in the United States.

Earlier this month, President Joe Biden withdrew a series of Trump-era executive orders aimed at banning new downloads of WeChat and TikTok owned by Tencent, and ordered the Ministry of Commerce to review these applications and other applications. The safety issue comes.

The Department of Commerce under Trump also tried to prohibit other transactions that could effectively prohibit the use of WeChat in the United States, and later sought similar restrictions to prohibit the use of TikTok.

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