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TikTok Set to Launch Instagram Competitor

TikTok, the Chinese social media platform hugely popular with U.S. teens, has launched a new website that could rival Mark Zuckerberg’s Instagram, according to a recent notification sent to users. The company is said to be preparing for the release of a photo sharing app.

The Verge report In a move that could shake up the social media landscape, TikTok is reportedly preparing to launch a dedicated photo-sharing app called TikTok Notes. The news comes after users received a notification from the company that it was releasing a “new app for photo posting” and that existing and future public TikTok photo posts would be shared on the new platform.

TikTok CEO Shou Chew (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The upcoming app’s URL, photo.tiktok.com, was briefly posted online, giving users a glimpse of what they can expect. The site featured a prompt to open the post in the TikTok Notes app and an image suggesting users could write a caption next to the photo.

TikTok’s move into the photo-sharing space could pose a significant challenge to existing players like Instagram. The company’s large user base and ability to add photos already shared on TikTok to the new app could give it a head start in attracting users to the new platform. .

In a statement to TechCrunch, TikTok said it is “exploring ways to enable our community to create and share their creativity with photos and text in spaces dedicated to those formats.” However, the company did not disclose a specific schedule for the app’s release.

TikTok is most popular among American teenagers, some of whom have developed “TikTok brains.” Research shows social media use changes the brains of teens, making it even more important for America’s youth that the top apps aren’t controlled by hostile communist forces. There is.

The House of Representatives passed a bill in March that would ban TikTok unless China transfers ownership of the app, but there was no further progress in the Senate.

read more The Verge here.

Lucas Nolan is a reporter for Breitbart News covering free speech and online censorship issues.

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