Reddit is the latest social platform to launch a TikTok clone

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Reddit is the latest social platform to launch a TikTok clone

Short-form videos that viewers can rapidly swipe through are the newest craze, and Reddit has gotten in on the trend. the corporate is expanding its video platform with a replacement iOS app feature that’s almost like TikTok. With this new capability, users can rapidly swipe through a feed of videos while interacting in certain ways.

TikTok popularized the rapid-access short-form video platform, enabling users to swipe through many short videos for essentially endless entertainment quickly. Snapchat and Instagram both have their alternatives with an equivalent general design; likewise, YouTube recently unrolled its Shorts in a broadway.

For its part, Reddit remains a largely text-based platform where media like images and videos are often shared. The corporate expanded into live streaming video broadcasts on its “Reddit Public Access Network” (RPAN) in its newer history. This point around, it’s leveraging the prevailing videos on its platform to supply a TikTok-like experience.

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The feature is seemingly only available to those that use the company’s iOS app at this point. Users will see a replacement button near the search bar that opens the stream of short-form videos; users can swipe up to observe a replacement video, plus there’s the choice to share the content.

Reddit includes several platform-specific features in its new TikTok-like service, including the power to upvote and downvote videos, give them a gift, and see which subreddit they were originally posted in. In addition, users will see videos pulled from the subreddits to which they subscribe et al. like them, which should help prevent unwanted surprises given the platform’s vast sort of content.

The feature is currently rolling bent iOS users, but it remains unclear when it will be made available to users on other platforms.

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