By Morgan Cardenas

What is TikTok?


TikTok is a video platform where users can create videos ranging between 15 and 60 seconds. Videos are uploaded to the platform where they can be viewed by anyone.

Originally, the app was called It was a video-sharing platform with only 15-second videos.

The app managed to gain popularity and created young influencers through lip-sync videos.

Around the same time, China released a similar app called Douyin that became very popular. Douyin spread to other Asian countries and changed the international app's name to TikTok.

In 2017, the Chinese company that owned Douyin, ByteDance...

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