TikTok bans all political advertising on its platform

TikTok bans all political advertising on its platform

Popular short-form video app TikTok has decided not to allow any form of paid political advertising on its platform, taking a different approach to other major social platforms that continue to struggle with what is an acceptable political ad and what isn’t under constantly evolving policies. The blanket ban on political ads includes any “paid […]

TikTok and the British Olympic Association launch the #IamTeamGB challenge

TikTok and the British Olympic Association launch the #IamTeamGB challenge

Short-form video platform TikTok has teamed up with the British Olympic Association and Team GB to launch a new campaign aimed at getting more Brits involved in the “I am Team GB” initiative. With the #IamTeamGB challenge, TikTok users could record themselves playing sports or getting active, then send the clip into Team GB’s TikTok account. The […]

TikTok launches new campaign to raise funds for Blue Cross

TikTok launches new campaign to raise funds for Blue Cross

TikTok has partnered with UK animal charity Blue Cross to raise funds for pet welfare in the UK. The short-form streaming platform launched the #PetBFF hashtag this weekend, encouraging users to create and upload content featuring their pets – or their ‘Best Friends Forever’. TikTok says it will donate £1 to Blue Cross for each […]

TikTok owner ByteDance confirms smartphone plans

TikTok owner ByteDance confirms smartphone plans

ByteDance, the Chinese social media firm which is home to TikTok, has confirmed its plans to develop its own smartphone, months after it was reported that the project existed. The device will be developed as part of a deal with Chinese phone maker Smartisan, which had already had plans to develop the device before ByteDance got […]

TikTok joins Internet Matters as part of its commitment to online safety

TikTok joins Internet Matters as part of its commitment to online safety

TikTok, the world’s leading short-form video platform, is joining Internet Matters, a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to empower parents and carers to keep young people safe in the digital world. As part of the collaboration, Internet Matters and TikTok will work together to educate families about the importance of digital wellbeing and addressing common […]

TikTok updates online wellbeing features

TikTok updates online wellbeing features

Popular short-form video app TikTok has made updates to its online wellbeing features, giving users more control over managing screen time and filtering content. Users now have more options when it comes to how much time they spend on the app. They can select whether they want to be limited to 40, 60, 90, or 120 minutes on the […]

ByteDance launches video chat app to challenge Tencent’s WeChat

ByteDance launches video chat app to challenge Tencent’s WeChat

ByteDance, the Chinese company behind popular short video app TikTok, has decided it is time to take on Tencent in China’s messaging app game. The world’s most valuable startup has launched a video messaging app in a space dominated by WeChat. The app, named ‘Duoshan’, works in a similar way to Snapchat, enabling users to send videos […]

Facebook launches short-form video TikTok clone

Facebook launches short-form video TikTok clone

Facebook has quietly released an app aimed at competing with TikTok, the 15-second video app that merged with Musical.ly earlier in 2018, as it looks to bring teenagers back into its user base. Word that Facebook was developing the app surfaced last month when TechCrunch reported that Facebook was building a standalone video product for users to record […]