Facebook Is Preparing To Launch A Similar TikTok In More Than 50 Countries, Including The United States
Facebook Instagram, an American Corporation, plans to launch an analog of the Chinese app TikTok in more than 50 countries around the world, which was previously created on the basis of its social network Instagram, according to NBC, citing sources.
According to them, the service called Instagram Reels will be available to users within a few weeks, including in the United States, whose authorities are threatening to ban its Chinese prototype. The corresponding function will appear in the Instagram app. Users will be able to publish short videos and overlay them with audio tracks from the catalog of available tracks. As in TikTok, the most popular videos will appear in the recommendations section.
According to the TV channel, the platform was created in November last year, but at first, it was only available in Brazil. In June, it started working in Germany and France, and last week in India, where TikTok stopped working on June 30. The country's authorities explained this decision by the app's "harmful influence" on sovereignty and security.
On July 6, US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo said that the US does not rule out the possibility of blocking TikTok on the territory of The country, amid allegations that the social network's management is allegedly engaged in propaganda and transmits user data to the Chinese authorities.