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You can’t spend a day in the modern world without hearing about TikTok. The formerly music-focused app picked up a huge amount of popularity during the pandemic as the go-to place for short funny and informative videos. That popularity has grown to the point where every social media- and video-focused company in the world is chasing (and copying) TikTok, leading to an all new mobile video revolution.

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How to go live on TikTok (and can you with under 1,000 followers?)

TikTok allows you to broadcast yourself live to the community. Here's how to go live on TikTok in a few short taps.
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Martin Scorsese: film director, movie lover, TikTok star?

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TikTok sued by Utah over alleged child addiction harm

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A TikTok running joke got a game kicked off the Nintendo Switch eShop

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TikTok sues Montana in bid to overturn statewide app ban

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TikTok users sue to overturn Montana’s statewide ban of app

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TikTok faces outright ban in first U.S. state

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Former ByteDance exec claims China had access to TikTok data

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Ready to ditch TikTok? Here’s how to delete your account

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TikTok old age filter: how to make your own aging video

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Is TikTok getting banned? Here’s every country that’s blocked the app

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TikTok CEO to face Congress on Thursday. Here’s how to watch

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TikTok’s STEM feed is fine, but it fails to address the app’s biggest issues

TikTok is rolling out a dedicated feed for educational content. It's laudable, but TikTok needs to first fix issues that are really hurting its young audience.
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How a tiny social media break can give you surprisingly big health benefits

According to a remarkable research courtesy of Swansea University, cutting down on social media can fix health, immune function, loneliness, and depression.
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Spotify gets first major redesign in 10 years with TikTok-like scroll

Spotify today announced its first major redesign in a decade, bringing a more discovery-focused UI reminiscent of social platforms like TikTok and Instagram.
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TikTok just launched a new way for you to make money on the app

TikTok is introducing a brand new way for creators to monetize their platforms, along with a new type of long-form video.
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AI turned Breaking Bad into an anime — and it’s terrifying

A TikTok user recently shared a video showing AI-generated pictures of the Breaking Bad cast as anime characters, and the results are alarming.
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TikTok should be expelled from app stores, senator says

Citing national security concerns, a Democratic senator has called on Apple and Google to ban TikTok from their app stores.
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How to undo reposts on TikTok (and why you should)

Like most social media apps, TikTok allows users to repost content to their followers. Sometimes, however, you want to undo a repost. Here's how.
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Forget TikTok — it’s time to ban Twitter

Banning TikTok is silly. Twitter — and new owner Elon Musk — is what everyone should be worried about.
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How to use TikTok’s voice changer

Want to change the sound of your voice on TikTok? You can! You can do so by using TikTok's voice changer feature. Here's how.
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Clear Mode on TikTok: Here’s what it is and how to use it

You've probably heard that TikTok has a Clear Mode. But what is it? In this guide, we'll explain what this feature is and how to use it.
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TikTok is launching a dedicated gaming channel

TikTok is planning to launch a dedicated gaming channel, giving users access to a handful of mobile games and additional content for purchase.
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TikTok, Boom director on showcasing the pleasures and pitfalls of TikTok

In an interview with Digital Trends, director Shalini Kantayya talks about how her documentary TikTok, Boom. probes the dangers of TikTok's growing influence.
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Is TikTok leaking drafts? Let’s take a closer look at this rumor

There's a rumor going around that TikTok leaks drafts. But is it true? In this guide, we take a closer look at the rumor that has TikTok users so worried.
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TikTok pivots to photos while its competitors are still chasing its viral videos

While TikTok's competitors are pivoting to video, TikTok's newest feature seems to be a pivot towards its competitors' roots: friendship and photos.
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New feature shows that even Twitter wants to be like TikTok now

Twitter just announced two new video-focused features for its app and one of them looks a lot like TikTok.
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You can now downvote comments on TikTok videos

TikTok is releasing a dislike button for comments to everyone today. Here's what to expect.
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TikTok is banning campaign fundraising on its app

TikTok is changing its existing policies regarding political accounts on its platform. Notably, one of the changes is a ban on political fundraising.
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This beloved TikTok hashtag just got its own app feature

TikTok has launched a new feature for one of its most popular hashtags, #BookTok. Here's how to use it.
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TikTok Now is the latest attempt to clone BeReal

TikTok really seems to want you to use its app to connect you with your friends, and it's rolling out a new BeReal-like feature to do it.
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3 reasons why Instagram Reels is failing to compete with TikTok

Instagram Reels doesn't seem to be doing so well. Here's a look at a few reasons why.
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As it turns out, TikTok isn’t a reliable search engine for news

According to a new report, searching for news topics on TikTok may yield more misinformation than you think.
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TikTok continues to rebut reports of a security breach

Was TikTok hacked? TikTok says it wasn't and that it has found no evidence to support a recent claim that it had been breached.