Instagram is bringing out its own version of TikTok called 'Reels'

Instagram is bringing out its own version of TikTok called 'Reels'

Instagram Reels launched in India a mere few days after TikTok was banned in the country.

"We're excited to bring Reels to more countries, including the USA, in early August", a Facebook spokesperson told TheWrap.

Facebook has already tested Reels in Brazil, France, and Germany, but it's not immediately clear if Australia is among the next 50 countries shortlisted to feel the Reel.

"Reels lets users create 15-second clips overlaid with tunes from a large catalogue of music", TNW details the app's new feature. It has editing tools similar to TikTok's, including a countdown timer and speed adjustment, as well as a "Featured Reels" listing of popular videos.

The Shops tab would replace the current "Activity" tab.

Reels is set to launch in the USA this August and will soon launch globally. Snap suffered a blow when Facebook and Instagram copied key features. But U.S. Instagram Shop customers interested in using the option to make purchases or charitable donations across Facebook's family of apps can look for it in the coming weeks.

And, it is reported that official music videos will be coming to FACEBOOK in the USA, starting in AUGUST.

In late June, India banned TikTok and other 59 apps following tension with China at its borders. You can then add music to your video creation or even use audio from another person's video.

Because of Instagram's reach, it has a shot at stepping in to pick up tens of millions of U.S. users if TikTok disappears. Earlier this week, Trump's chief of staff, Mark Meadows, hinted at the possibility of the app being banned in the U.S. By mid-2018, Stories was more than twice as popular like Snapchat.

Furthermore, the initiative will facilitate purchasing products within the Instagram app, as users don't have to exit the app or constantly reenter their payment information to buy something, which was previously presented as major impediment for buyers.

INSTAGRAM is about to launch its own TikTok rival around the globe.

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