TikTok Could Be Banned By Mid-September
People are freaking out over the possibility of TikTok being banned in the United States. Oddly enough, I've only noticed the panic coming from adults. So users have two options, wait out President Trump's 45 warning to ban the app in the U.S. if it's not purchased by a company in our country or leave the app and take their content elsewhere.
Here are some other apps you could switch to in an attempt to satisfy your TikTok craving.
If you're looking for new music exposure, like TikTok, you could grab Triller. PitchFork describes the app as,
The 15-second video platform is a treasure trove of dance and lip sync videos, many of which highlight the hottest new hip-hop.
And, like TikTok, users can make videos with separate clips with the editing options. I've never used the app personally but I will tell you there is a lot of F-bombs, weeds, and "nasty dancin'" as my grandma would say.
Bottom line: There's lipsyncing, there's new music, Triller is very similar to TikTok. Users will just need to adjust to the layout.
Instagram gave users a reason to stop closing its app and opening Snapchat and now their doing it for TikTok'rs too. You won't find some of the memes and sounds you'd find on TikTok but that's really the only difference. There's also a lack of original sounds (a.k.a movie and tv clips, etc.). There also isn't a "duet" option.
Here's a review from Buzzfeed News.
Popular TikTok features, like the ability to "duet" with other videos, aren't available on Reels, and TikTok has, of course, built up its own culture of memes, sounds, and creators that will be hard to completely imitate. TikTok also has its famed algorithm for discovering videos, which will be difficult to match.
Bottom line: In Instagram REEL's early stages it a fine alternative for Instagram users that want to work about the potential loss of TikTok.