TikTok to roll out option to create longer videos of upto three minutes

TikTok videos are about to get longer. TikTok said on Thursday it will introduce an option over the next few weeks to let users on its platform create longer videos of up to three minutes, which is 3 times the current limit of 60 secs.

TikTok, which permits users to record short mobile-friendly videos that can last as long as 60 seconds and add enhancements just as soundtracks pulled from a music library, has gotten uncontrollably popular among youngsters these days.

“Over the coming weeks, we’ll be rolling out the option to create longer videos to everyone on TikTok, giving our global community the flexibility to film, upload and edit videos up to three minutes in length directly within TikTok,” the social media company said in a blog post. Three-minute recordings have been in trying basically since December, and it’s been not difficult to go over them while looking through recordings from top TikTok makers, especially in classifications like cooking. Longer recordings were restricted to select users, however, yet they’ll currently be carrying out to everybody.

TikTok didn’t say how longer clips might affect its much-loved recommendation algorithm. The success of TikTok has also prompted many social media companies to add short-video services to their platforms, with Facebook Inc’s Instagram launching short video clips, known as Reels, as well as Snap Inc’s Snapchat rolling out “Spotlight” last November.