"I also think that not any one company can invent everything - we take for granted now that it's very common for mobile products to have a feed, that was new when Facebook brought it to scale". They were already comfortable with Instagram. And one of Instagram's biggest rivals, Snapchat, is also reportedly testing TikTok-style design for exploring content.
Reels is a new feature on Instagram, the photo-sharing app owned by Facebook.
The company paid the creators for production costs, Shah said. He was, presumably, referring to Facebook's role in circulating claims from the Trump campaign that TikTok was "spying" on its American users, which bolstered the president's crusade for a TikTok ban.
TikTok, however, is under fire, possibly opening an opportunity for Facebook. President Trump said on Monday that ByteDance must sell TikTok's US business by September 15 or shut it down entirely.
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"Social media users, especially younger users, tend to use social platforms for different things", said eMarketer analyst Debra Aho Williamson.
If you have a Private Account: Reels follows your privacy settings on Instagram.
To people like me, this is a huge bonus: there is no need to download and use another app (TikTok). The deal would cover TikTok's service in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. "They are incredibly loyal and protective of TikTok". Press "Reels." Videos created with the new feature will be shared to Explore and will have the chance to be showcased in the Featured selection similar to TikTok's For You page. Mary Keane-Dawson, Group CEO at the influencer marketing agency Takumi, said the creators she works with have been sad, angry and upset about the threat of a ban. TikTok, but on Instagram, writes Rebecca Jennings at Vox.
The feature, which was first trialed by the social media platform in Brazil late previous year, has already been made available in India, France and Germany.
Instagram has more than a billion users worldwide.