The Social Media giant Facebook is now testing a TikTok style ‘Short Video’ feature in the middle of your newsfeed
Ever since the Indian government banned 59 Chinese origin Apps including TikTok there has been a race happening to take its place as a short video uploading program. After launching the short video concept on the popular platform Instagram known as Reels now Facebook is bringing the same concept to its news feed. The new ‘Short Videos’ feature on Facebook will be added in the middle of the News Feed and will have a similar TikTok style swipe-up manner.
Instagram’s TikTok-like feature called Reels allows users to record 15-seconds videos and upload them to the app. So will be the case with the Facebook-based Short Video feature. The feature has already been tested in the US and also a large user base from India is getting it. Facebook and Instagram want to quickly move in and take over the place left vacant by the banning of TikTok by India.
Facebook is also testing a ‘short videos’ feed with TikTok-like swipe up in its main app
This appears to be in addition to Instagram Reels
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) August 13, 2020
The feature is still in the testing phase and maybe this is the reason not all the Indian users are able to spot it. Well, it is still unclear when the company will release it publically. The new ‘Short Videos’ section as shown in the above tweet has a TikTok-like interface, with likes and comments placed in the bottom right corner. As you can see there is a Create option at the top right plane and if you create a video for the first time a new Facebook Camera with a description that reads, “Create and share short videos, and explore new ways to express yourself.”
In addition, the new ‘Short Videos’ feature from Facebook lets you add music to your recorded clip, and you can also pause and record it the same as TikTok allowed it. After posting the clip your video will be appearing in the short video section as shown in the tweet.
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