No more ‘like and follow for part 3.’
Great news for all TikTok creators and those watching videos on the platform. Now, creators can soon make three-minute videos on TikTok without a need to crop the file. For users of TikTok, this means you no longer need to watch all parts of the specific video. Here’s how you can use the new feature.
How to make longer than minute TikTok videos?
Finally, the long-time wish of TikTok creators are now heard. Over the coming weeks, TikTok videos that are longer than one minute can now be posted on the platform– specifically three minutes maximum. This was the latest announcement of the Chinese-based app on their website on Thursday, July 1.
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. Once ready, you’ll get a notification that longer videos are now part of your creative toolbox.
If you haven’t yet received the notification from TikTok for approving longer videos, it means the update is not yet available in your area. But, one thing the app promises is that for the next weeks they will try to give the new feature in all parts of the world.
Are the longer videos necessary?
If you’re not a creator of any TikTok videos, you might be the one experiencing more benefits for the longer videos (since the videos will not have parts anymore). However, if you’re a creator, the longer videos may not be as appealing as supposed to be. After all, the majority of TikTok fans prefer shorter videos to browse on the platform.
The Chinese app, however, remains positive on its new feature, which aims to produce more creative videos on the platform.
With all the ways our community has redefined expression in under 60 seconds, we’re excited to see how people continue to entertain and inspire with a few more seconds – and a world of creative possibilities.
Millions of TikTok accounts removed
As the video-sharing platform remains to be one of the most downloaded app of the year, the issue of verifying users still is a problem. To solve this, TikTok said on Wednesday, June 30, nearly 7.3 million accounts on the platform were recently removed from the app.
Majority of these accounts found to be children with ages 12 and below. The accepted age range on TikTok is 13 years old and above.
“To bring more visibility to the actions we take to protect minors, in this report we added the number of accounts removed for potentially belonging to an under-age person,” Cormac Keenan, head of trust and safety at TikTok, said. “In order to continue strengthening our approach to keeping TikTok a place for people 13 and over, we aim to explore new technologies to help with the industry-wide challenge of age assurance.”
Despite banning the accounts, it is still easy to create an account on the platform even if you’re a minor– which makes no sense at all.