A new report says that TikTok has begun testing a new feature that allows users to record videos longer than the currently allowed limit.
Social media consultant Matt Navarra said: TikTok has begun to launch the ability to record videos of up to 3 minutes long.
Navarra posted a tweet on Twitter in which he said: The feature is still in the early beta stages. It also posted a screenshot confirming the feature. The screenshot included a notice from TikTok that said: “You have early access to upload videos of up to 3 minutes in duration to the TikTok app and desktop site. To try it out, make sure your app is up-to-date, and try uploading a video from your device to the app or tiktok.com.
Tik Tok currently allows all users to upload videos that do not exceed a minute’s duration. This period has proven successful, as it is longer than what the Vine service allows, and shorter than most of the videos posted on YouTube.
It is believed that extending the duration of the videos allowed on TikTok to 3 minutes appears to be an attempt to repeat the experience of the early days of YouTube, when the maximum duration was no more than ten minutes.
It is noteworthy that testing the new feature comes about two weeks after TikTok launched a new update to increase safety in its application, and it gives parents more control over teenage accounts, while social media companies are under increasing pressure to make their platforms safer for children.
The company said at the time: The Family Pairing feature now allows parents to turn off comments on their children’s videos altogether, or allow them only to friends. Parents whose accounts are linked to their children’s accounts will also be able to activate the private mode in children’s accounts, turn off the function of searching for content, users, hashtags, or sounds, and determine who can see the videos their children liked.