YouTube releases a “clone” of TikTok

Video hosting company YouTube has announced the launch of a new service called Shorts. It is designed for those who like to record 15-second videos on a smartphone, apply music and effects to it, and then share it with subscribers. This is reported in the official YouTube blog.

As you might guess, Shorts will become an analog of the popular TikTok. Users of the new service will be able to easily merge several videos, adjust effects and speed, or use popular music for their creativity. With the latter, it used to be strict on YouTube-without buying a license from the copyright holder, and the video was blocked.

Tellingly, early beta testing of Shorts starts in India, where TikTok was recently blocked. For now, the app will only work there and only with Android devices. Later, the service is promised to be made available worldwide for gadgets with the iOS operating system.

Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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