(CTN News) – There is a new feature that TikTok is testing out, which will allow users to upload 15-minute videos on the platform, beginning with users in certain regions of the world.
It is expected that the popular video-sharing site would increase the video limit from 10 to 15 minutes as a result of this new feature.
The feature was discovered by social media consultant, Matt Navarra, who observed that users could upload videos at the same time from both their desktop and mobile apps at the same time.
Using a screenshot as an example, he shared a screenshot of a message that is displayed to users who have access to the feature, as an example of what he meant.
It is true that TikTok began out as a platform for sharing short-form videos, but it has become increasingly popular for long-form videos as well over the past few months.
During the month of February 2022, TikTok announced that it had increased the maximum duration of a video from three to ten minutes. Videos could only be uploaded for a maximum of 60 seconds in the past, which limited the length of the video.
As creators produce longer videos, they will be able to share more information with their viewers online including food recipes, beauty tutorials, and comedy sketches with the help of the Internet.
Currently, any video that lasts longer than ten minutes is going to be directed to an additional video that has the title ‘Part Two’ if it does not last less than ten minutes.
The changes are putting TikTok and YouTube directly at loggerheads as they compete with long-form video content and the expansion of TikTok’s horizontal screen viewing to make long-form video content more accessible.
The company has confirmed that TikTok is testing a new feature, but the company has yet to mention whether or not the new feature will be rolled out widely to all of its users once the testing process is complete.