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  • Facebook has confirmed that it is planning on launching Instagram Reels, a competitor to TikTok, the enormously popular video app that’s become so controversial around the world. Marc Fennel talks to Sarah Moran, CEO of Girl Geek Academy and Nic Healey, Breakfast show host, ABC Western Plains.

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    In This Story: TikTok

    TikTok, known in China as Douyin, is a Chinese video-sharing social networking service owned by ByteDance, a Beijing-based Internet technology company founded in 2012 by Zhang Yiming. It is used to create short music, lip-sync, dance, comedy and talent videos of 3 to 15 seconds, and short looping videos of 3 to 60 seconds.

    ByteDance first launched Douyin for the Chinese market in September 2016. Later, TikTok was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in most markets outside of mainland China; however, it only became available worldwide, including the United States, after merging with another Chinese social media service Musical.ly on 2 August 2018.

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