Shorts is a new short-form video experience right on YouTube for creators and artists who want to shoot short, catchy videos using nothing but their mobile phones.
A former children's commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has lodged a claim in the high court on behalf of millions of children in the UK and the European Economic Area
Indian short-form apps have also successfully retained 67 per cent of the TikTok era users and have onboarded around 30-35 per cent new users over the past year.
Instagram users can now "remix" a reel, meaning they can upload a video next to another user's, building on top of the original clip.
The use of TikTok by government soldiers in the country gained traction even as Facebook in February announced that it was banning the Myanmar's military as well as other state-controlled entities from both Facebook and Instagram.
"Starting April 15, your settings will change and the ads you'll see may start to be based on what you do on TikTok," according to a pop-up notification.
In respectful compliance to the orders of the Peshawar High Court, PTA has issued directions to the service providers to immediately block access to the TikTok App.
The Rajasthan-based man had moved the top court seeking anticipatory bail in an FIR lodged by his wife.
Fast Laughs, currently only available for iOS device owners in select countries, looks and feels like TikTok or Instagram Reels.
"Audio production tools can be complicated, expensive and difficult to use. With BARS, you can select one of our professionally-created beats, write lyrics and record yourself dropping bars," Facebook said in a statement on Friday.
The code, prepared by the Digital Industry Group Inc (DiGi), a non-profit industry association, will be reviewed in 12 months, reports ZDNet.
The company has briefed advertisers on a number of new features for 2021
According to a TechCrunch report, navigating with vertical swipes up and down would make Stories experience more like Reels, recently launched by Facebook to compete with the Chinese short-video making app.
TikTok featured among the 59 Chinese apps that the government has decided to permanently ban, and was one of the most popular.
The Italian watchdog began an investigation into the accidental death of a 10-year-old girl who allegedly took part in a "blackout challenge" on TikTok, reports The Guardian.
"We want our younger users to be able to make informed choices about what and with whom they choose to share, which includes whether they want to open their account to public views," said Eric Han, Head of US Safety, TikTok.
"All data is combined iOS + Google Play, except for data from China which is iOS only. If an app has a 'lite' version, that data is included in the respective app's data," the company said in a statement.
"It's not clear to what extent it has any formal relationship with Facebook/Instagram or TikTok, however", the report said.